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April 2019 Letter from the Director

April 2019 Letter from the Director

April updates from Rick Carlson, DTM Director.

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Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével presented a talk titled, “The gravity of volcanoes: using gravity data to probe magma reservoirs,” on April 25 at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus.

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Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

New research by a group of geoscientists from Carnegie, the Gemological Institute of America, and the University of Alberta demonstrates that diamonds can be used to reveal how a buoyant section of mantle beneath some of the continents became thick enough to provide long-term stability.

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Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

In a prelude to her upcoming Neighborhood Lecture, Le Mével spoke about her work, the importance of gravity for volcanology, and the questions she is tackling through her theoretical and field work on magmatic systems.  

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How an Astrophysicist Saw the First Image of a Black Hole

How an Astrophysicist Saw the First Image of a Black Hole

Meredith MacGregor reminisces about the unveiling of the first-ever image of a black hole.  

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Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite

Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite

An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research team.

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