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Ryugu samples arrive on campus

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Samples of the asteroid Ryugu finally arrived at the EPL campus in mid-August 2021 after being delivered to Earth by JAXA’s Hayabusa 2 mission in late 2020. The arrival of Ryugu samples is pivotal for both scientists on campus and the entire field of cosmochemistry.

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New roadmap to finding and assessing Earth-like exoplanets for habitability

New roadmap to finding and assessing Earth-like exoplanets for habitability

This year, the Extreme Precision Radial Velocity Working Group (EPRV-WG) group, including Carnegie’s Johanna Teske, published their final report, which could transform the way we find and evaluate Earth-like exoplanets. Carnegie’s Alan Boss chaired NASA’s standing Exoplanet Exploration Program Technical Assessment Committee that reviewed and assessed the report prior to its release.

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Five key questions in cosmochemistry and geochemistry

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The chemical signatures of rock and space dust hold clues to the deep histories of our planet, Solar System, and life itself—if you know where to look.

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Carnegie-led team wins $1.5 million grant to study atmospheres of the galaxy’s most common exoplanets

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Carnegie’s Anat Shahar is the lead investigator on an interdisciplinary, multi-institution research team that this spring was awarded nearly $1.5 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to understand the chemical makeup of our galaxy’s most common planets with a goal of developing a framework for detecting chemical signatures of life on distant worlds.  

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