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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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Hotspot Lavas: A Window Into Mantle Dynamics
Tim Jones (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:00

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2018 Year In Review

2018 Year In Review

As DTM jumps into the new year, we look back at our stories and events of 2018.

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

A team of astronomers including DTM's Scott Sheppard discovered the first known Solar System object detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than the Earth-Sun distance.

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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.

Browse DTM’s online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.

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