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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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Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

GMTO has announced the start of hard rock excavation for the Giant Magellan Telescope's massive concrete pier and the foundations for the telescope's enclosure on its site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

DTM Scientists at Goldschmidt 2018 Meeting

DTM Scientists at Goldschmidt 2018 Meeting

DTM scientists present their research at the annual Goldschmidt conference held on August 12-17 in Boston.

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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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