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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.Subscribe today About our research
Titan’s Seas and Oceans
Conor Nixon (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, January 25, 2018
A New Perspective on Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism and Seafloor Spreading
Maya Tolstoy (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Latest articles and news
Dust is everywhere—not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. To astronomers, dust can be a nuisance by blocking the light of distant stars, or it can be a tool to study the history of our universe, galaxy, and Solar System.
Using the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to explore comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P), Anaïs Bardyn's research presents a first-of-a-kind analysis of the comet's chemistry.
DTM scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.
Browse DTM’s online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.Browse Gallery
Peter van Keken at 50 Years of Tectonic Plates meeting in London.
DTM Director Rick Carlson discusses exogeology in Nature News and Comment.