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Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

In this Postdoc Spotlight, we spoke with EPL astronomer and Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam. She discussed her recent work to uncover the characteristics of an oddly low-density planet, what it’s like to be a woman in STEM, and what it's like to work with National Geographic. 
 

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Carnegie Alum discusses JWST on C-Span as EPL scientists prepare their projects

JWST

Former Carnegie postdoctoral fellow Meredith MacGregor, now an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, joined Susan Swain on C-Span for a Q&A session on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. During the interview, MacGregor discusses how this new telescope will use infrared light to peer into the early development of our Universe. She also explains that scientists, like those at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, will use the telescope to probe and characterize the atmospheres of faraway planets. 

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Press Release: Martian meteorite’s organic materials origin not biological, formed by geochemical interactions between water and rock

The Allan Hills 84001 meteorite courtesy of NASA/JSC/Stanford University

Organic molecules found in a meteorite that hurtled to Earth from Mars were synthesized during interactions between water and rocks that occurred on the Red Planet about 4 billion years ago, according to new analysis led by Carnegie’s Andrew Steele and published by Science.  

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Tracking down the forces that shaped our Solar System’s evolution

Meteorite Slice

Meteorites are remnants of the building blocks that formed Earth and the other planets orbiting our Sun. Recent analysis of their isotopic makeup led by Carnegie’s Nicole Nie and published in Science Advances settles a longstanding debate about the geochemical evolution of our Solar System and our home planet.

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