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EPL at AGU 2021

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This year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will be held as a hybrid online and in-person event from December 13-17, 2021. Earth and Planets Laboratory scientists will be presenting their latest scientific discoveries in areas including seismology, planetary science, mineralogy, data analysis, and cosmochemistry. 

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Looking for life in all the wrong places: How one project is flipping the script on the search for habitable worlds

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In the 1990s, scientists discovered the first planet orbiting another star. Just thirty years later, we know of a staggering 4000+ worlds outside of our own Solar System. With a solid spread of planets to choose from, some scientists have shifted focus from the discovery of planets to something even rarer than the planets themselves—they’re looking for life.

But it turns out that to find life from light-years away, we first have to know what isn’t life.

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Carnegie’s Van Keken Elected AGU Fellow

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Carnegie geophysicist and geodynamicist Peter van Keken, whose work reveals Earth’s thermal and chemical evolution, was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

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Carnegie’s Shahar Honored By American Geophysical Union

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Carnegie geochemist Anat Shahar, who probes the formation, evolution, and interior dynamics of Earth and other rocky planets, has been selected to give the Reginald Daly Lecture at the American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting in December.

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How does an artist end up writing software for Carnegie’s Magellan Telescope?

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A behind-the-scenes spotlight with astronomical software developer Bryné Hadnott. 

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