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Carnegie scientists answer your astronomy questions

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You asked and we answered! Earlier this month our astronomers asked our digital community to submit questions that were out of this world. We received many great questions ranging from the origins of life to the existence of dark matter.

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Q&A: What can we learn from the Icelandic eruption?

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Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula exploded into the public spotlight after several weeks of seismic activity gave way to a brand new volcano late on March 16, 2021. We spoke with Carnegie volcanologist and geodesist Hélène Le Mével about what we can learn from eruptions like Geldingardalsgos and how this may be the start of a longer period of volcanic activity on the island.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Yusuke Fujimoto explores our galactic history

Postdoc Spotlight: Yusuke Fujimoto explores our galactic history

For most people, the question “Why are we here?” summons philosophical thoughts about the meaning of life and existential purpose. However postdoctoral fellow Yusuke Fujimoto takes that question very literally.

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Martian Meteorite Mineral Named After Carnegie’s Yingwei Fei

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Carnegie's Yingwei Fei is the namesake of an iron-titanuim oxide mineral discovered in a meteorite that originated on Mars. Caltech’s Chi Ma announced the find this week at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

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Staff Spotlight: Adriana Kuehnel Codes for Earth and Planets

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Adriana Kuehnel is a Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) renaissance woman. We sat down with Kuehnel to discuss her love of astronomy and planetary science and how that has shaped her career so far.

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Three women from our past who paved the way for women in science today

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Since the 1920s, there have been women doing scientific research at the Earth and Planets Laboratory. However, it wasn’t that long ago that women had to fight for a spot on the team, a turn at a telescope, or even just to walk in the door. In this article, we highlight the work of three EPL scientists who paved the way. 

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