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Each month we will highlight the big questions in each research area, update you on one of our big projects, and introduce you to some of the folks who drive our work. 

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Earth and Planets Laboratory Goes to Mars Again

Carnegie on Mars Perseverance Touchdown

Last week, NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover made it safely to Mars. Now, the fun begins! 

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January 2021 - Letter from the Directors

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2021 is already off to an exciting start. In this month's email, you'll find stories about asteroids, massive volcanoes, and new materials discovered right here at the Earth and Planets Laboratory. 

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Carnegie Alum Awarded Geological Society of America’s MGPV Early Career Award

Xiao-Ming Liu presents a poster at the 2014 AGU conference when she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Science Geophysical Lab, now Earth and Planets Laboratory.

The Geological Society of America has announced that they will present their Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division’s Early Career Award to Carnegie alum Xiao-Ming Liu in 2021. 

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Why Carnegie scientists are excited to study the asteroid samples from Ryugu

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“Dirt” from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu arrived on Earth in the wee hours of the morning on December 6, 2020, courtesy of the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) mission Hayabusa2. The capsule of Ryugu rocks is both the second and largest sample ever successfully recovered from an asteroid, and scientists at the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) can’t wait to pounce on it! 

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