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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 12-13

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 12-13

DTM scientists continued to have an eventful AGU Fall Meeting on December 12-13, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C with presentations in Earth interior science.

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Cold Super-Earth Found Orbiting Second-Closest Star System to our Own

Cold Super-Earth Found Orbiting Second-Closest Star System to our Own

An international team including five Carnegie astronomers has discovered a frozen Super-Earth orbiting Barnard's star, the closest single star to our own Sun.

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The Goblin 101: New Dwarf Planet 2015 TG387

The Goblin 101: New Dwarf Planet 2015 TG387

DTM's Scott Sheppard introduces 2015 TG387, a dwarf planet also with an orbit strengthens the case for the existence of a still undiscovered Planet X.

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New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and his colleagues discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet X.

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When is a Star Not a Star?

When is a Star Not a Star?

The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer thanks to new work led by Carnegie’s Serge Dieterich.

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Stellar "Swarms" Help Astronomers Understand the Evolution of Stars

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New work from Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné and the American Museum of Natural History's Jacqueline Faherty identified nearly a thousand potential members and 31 confirmed members of stellar associations.

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