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TESS Mission Helps Uncover Trio of Planets With One Possibly Habitable World

TESS Mission Helps Uncover Trio of Planets With One Possibly Habitable World

Ground-based observations following up on the discovery of a small planet by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) revealed two additional planets in the same system, one of which is located far enough from its star to be potentially habitable. 

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Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

The House approved a bill to name the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in honor of late Carnegie DTM scientist Vera Rubin.

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Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

New research by a group of geoscientists from Carnegie, the Gemological Institute of America, and the University of Alberta demonstrates that diamonds can be used to reveal how a buoyant section of mantle beneath some of the continents became thick enough to provide long-term stability.

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Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite

Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite

An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research team.

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TESS Finds Its First Earth-Sized Planet

TESS Finds Its First Earth-Sized Planet

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world.

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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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