planetary science

The Mystery of Planet Formation at Carnegie’s Neighborhood Lecture Series

The Mystery of Planet Formation at Carnegie’s Neighborhood Lecture Series

The Fall 2017 Neighborhood Lecture Series kicked off with "The Mystery of Planet Formation," by DTM Staff Scientist John Chambers.

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New Experiments to Model Mars’s Thermal Evolution

New Experiments to Model Mars’s Thermal Evolution

The Geophysical Laboratory’s Alex Goncharov and DTM's Peter van Keken were awarded a Venture Grant to apply a novel flash-heating method for high- pressure/high-temperature experiments to measure the thermal conductivity of Mars.

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Could TRAPPIST-1’s Seven Earth-like Planets Have Gas Giant Siblings?

TRAPPIST-1_NASA

New work from a team of Carnegie scientists (and one Carnegie alumnus) asked whether any gas giant planets could potentially orbit TRAPPIST-1 at distances greater than that of the star's seven known planets.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Planetary Geophysicist Miki Nakajima

Miki Nakajima

Miki Nakajima was born and raised in a "small" town in Tokyo. It was unusual, she says, for Japanese people (especially women) to study and work in the US long-term. But ever since she was in junior high she wanted to be a scientist. Today, she is doing interdisciplinary work building theoretical models alongside world-renown experts while mentoring and encouraging the next generation of Japanese students to break out of their shells and explore new worlds, just like she did. 

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DTM Staff Scientists and Postdocs to Attend the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands,Texas

LPSC 2017

The 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) kicks off next Monday, March 20, 2017, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Speakers this year from DTM include Erik Hauri, Nan Liu, Miki Nakajima, My Riebe, and Myriam Telus. Follow along all next week using the schedule after the jump as they give talks on their recent experiments, discoveries, results, and analyses.

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