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May 2021 | Letter from the Directors

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Unlike the cicadas who go pretty much unnoticed during their time underground, EPL staff have been quite visible over the last year as they turn datasets acquired pre-pandemic into publications. As is typical of the work pursued by EPL scientists, the discoveries range from the deep Earth to distant stars.

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February 2021 | Letter from the Directors

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A mission to Mars, new objects in our Solar System, and a Save the Date for our upcoming neighborhood lectures!

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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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November 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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In these newsletters, we usually highlight the achievements of our staff scientists. This month we again see examples of the leadership roles our scientists take on, celebrate our postdocs, and give thanks for this community.

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October 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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From pandemic planning to virtual pumpkin picking, this year has brought a lot of dark clouds but it's also brought some surprising silver linings. In this month's newsletter, the Directors look back at the last seven months to see what's changed—and what we can celebrate—about campus life at the Earth and Planets Laboratory. 

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Working Across Many Scales - Letter from the Directors - July 2020

Working Across Many Scales

An atom has a diameter of a fraction of a billionth of a meter. Earth’s diameter at the equator is about 12.7 million meters. The most distant object seen in Scott Sheppard’s continuing search for planet X orbits as far as 345 billion meters from the Sun. The research reported in this month’s newsletter covers these 21 orders of magnitude range in spatial scale.

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