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Postdoc Spotlight: Kei Shimizu

DTM's Kei Shimizu, January 2018

Kei Shimizu tells us about his research and the role it plays in understanding how geochemical processes from millions of years ago shaped the planet as we know it.

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What Can Comet 67P Teach Us About the Solar System?

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)

Using the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to explore comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P), Anaïs Bardyn's research presents a first-of-a-kind analysis of the comet's chemistry.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Astronomer Tri Astraatmadja

Tri Astraatmadja observing remotely at DTM, using internet connection to communicate with the telescope operator at the Las Campanas Observatory, Chile, and to connect to one of the computers that control the camera. Photo by Ucu Agustin

In this Postdoc Spotlight, Astraatmadja tells us how a space enthusiast kid from Indonesia now contributes to the Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search (CAPS) project.

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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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What Did We Learn from the Neutron-Star Collision Discovery?

What Did We Learn from the Neutron-Star Collision Discovery?

DTM cosmochemist Larry Nittler shares with us his excitement about the explosive stellar event.

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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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