planetary science

How Enceladus Got Its Stripes

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, JPL, SSI, Cassini Imaging Team

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a prime target for those searching for life elsewhere. New research led by Carnegie’s Doug Hemingway reveals the physics governing the fissures through which oceanwater erupts from the moon’s icy surface, giving its south pole an unusual “tiger stripe” appearance.

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For #Apollo50th, 3 Things We Didn’t Know Before Landing on the Moon

For #Apollo50th, 3 Things We Didn’t Know Before Landing on the Moon

In honor of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Carnegie DTM Director Rick Carlson summarized some of the science made possible by lunar samples brought back to Earth.

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When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Which of Earth’s features were essential for the origin and sustenance of life? And how do scientists identify those features on other worlds?

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Far Out There: The Hunt for the Mysterious Planet X

Far Out There: The Hunt for the Mysterious Planet X

Over the past few years, DTM's Scott Sheppard and his team have been performing the largest and deepest survey ever attempted of our Solar System's fringes.

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Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

A team of astronomers including DTM's Scott Sheppard discovered the first known Solar System object detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than the Earth-Sun distance.

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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 14

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 14

DTM wrapped up the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting with a series of oral and poster presentations on Friday, December 14, 2018.

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