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Scientists at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) bring the perspective of several disciplines to broad questions about nature. DTM's name comes from its original role to chart the Earth's magnetic field. This goal was largely accomplished by 1929. Since then, DTM has evolved to reflect the growing multi-disciplinary nature of the Earth, planetary, and astronomical sciences. Today, the historic goal remains to understand the physical Earth and the universe that is our home.

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For #Apollo50th, 3 Things We Didn’t Know Before Landing on the Moon

For #Apollo50th, 3 Things We Didn’t Know Before Landing on the Moon

In honor of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Carnegie DTM Director Rick Carlson summarized some of the science made possible by lunar samples brought back to Earth.

'It’s Like Being an Archaeologist But for the Solar System'

'It’s Like Being an Archaeologist But for the Solar System'

Maximilien Verdier-Paoletti talks about his cosmochemical research and how he became what could be compared to an archaeologist—but for the Solar System.

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DTM scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.

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