Diana Roman And Lara Wagner Named Carnegie’s Inaugural Harry Oscar Wood Chairs Of Seismology

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Carnegie has named Earth and Planets Laboratory staff scientists Diana Roman and Lara Wagner as the inaugural Harry Oscar Wood Chairs of Seismology. 


Solar System’s Fastest-Orbiting Asteroid Discovered

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The Sun has a new neighbor that was hiding in plain twilight. An asteroid that orbits the Sun in just 113 days—the shortest known orbital period for an asteroid and second shortest for any object in our Solar System after Mercury—was discovered by Carnegie’s Scott S. Sheppard in evening twilight images taken by Brown University’s Ian Dell'Antonio and Shenming Fu.


Did Nature Or Nurture Shape The Milky Way’s Most Common Planets?

Artist’s conception of the Transiting Exoplanets Satellite Survey, or TESS, (left) which identified the planet candidates studied by the MTS team. Illustration is courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

A Carnegie-led survey of exoplanet candidates identified by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Satellite Survey  (TESS) is laying the groundwork to help astronomers understand how the Milky Way’s most common planets formed and evolved, and determine why our Solar System’s pattern of planetary orbits and sizes is so unusual. 


Quick Deploy Boxes flip the switch on seismic station deployment

Diana Roman and Kathleen McKee install a QDP on the Stomboli volccano in 2018

What do you do when you come face-to-face with a seismologist's worst nightmare: battery soup? For the geophysicists at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, it means it's time to innovate. 


EPL’s Top Questions in Geophysics and Geodynamics

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Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are some of the most powerful events on our planet. They remind us that we aren’t standing on “solid ground.” Instead, there are massive machinations and billions of years of planetary evolution at work beneath our feet. They also offer scientists a rare window into the internal workings of our planet.

In this article, EPL’s geophysicists and geodynamicists highlight five questions that we’re working on to better understand the story of our planet.


Behind the Scenes: In the Geophysics Lab with Steven Golden


Steven Golden is an Observational Geophysical Technician at the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory. He works with the staff geophysicists Lara Wagner, Diana Roman, and Helene Le Mevel to process and archive seismic, volcanological, and other geophysical data.