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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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"Lunar Magnetism"
Sonia Tikoo (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Origin of Phobos and Deimos"
Robin Canup (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Hélène Le Mével Joins DTM's Geophysics Staff

Helene Le Mevel

DTM is pleased to announce the addition of Hélène Le Mével to our geophysics staff, starting February 1, 2017.

Team Makes Planet Hunting a Group Effort, Finds More Than 100 Candidates

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An international team of astronomers released the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity method. They demonstrated how these observations can be used to hunt for planets by detecting more than 100 potential exoplanets, including one orbiting the fourth-closest star to our own Solar System, which is about 8.1 light years away from Earth.

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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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Joel Kastner

Joel Kastner gave us a close look at the nearest known planet-forming disks at his Tuve lecture on Feb. 16.

Helene Le Mevel

DTM is pleased to announce the addition of Hélène Le Mével to our geophysics staffWelcome to the DTM family, Hélène!

Hires

An international team of astronomers released the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity.