planetary science

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 10-11

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 10-11

DTM scientists spent the first days of the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting actively participating with poster presentations on various Earth interior and planetary science topics.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Astrochemist Anaïs Bardyn

Postdoc Spotlight: Astrochemist Anaïs Bardyn

DTM postdoc Anaïs Bardyn talks about her work on comet 67P, extraterrestrial particles in the South Pole, and the importance of studying cometary dust to learn about our own origins.

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How Does Water Change the Moon’s Origin Story?

 How Does Water Change the Moon’s Origin Story?

Ongoing research about the Moon's chemistry is revealing that it may be wetter than initially thought, which raises questions about some aspects of this origin story.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Planetary Scientist Jessica Arnold

Jessica Arnold

In this Postdoc Spotlight, Arnold discusses her research and its importance for our understanding of how planets—including our own—form.

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Q&A: The First Interstellar Asteroid Ever Spotted

Artist’s impression of the interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

As asteroid 'Oumuamua dashes away from us, DTM cosmochemist and meteoriticist Conel Alexander shares his reactions and explains the implications of this interstellar visit.

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Steam Worlds: The Mystery of How Gas Giants Form

From left: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune at approximate relative sizes. The gas planets in our Solar System are gigantic compared to Earth. (Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute)

DTM Astrophysicist John Chambers tells us all about his "virtual" worlds, what his new study suggests about gas giant formation, and how that can help us to better understand how planets form in and beyond our Solar System.

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