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November 2020 - Letter from the Directors

November 2020 - Photo of campus in morning sunlight

In these newsletters, we usually highlight the achievements of our staff scientists. This month we again see examples of the leadership roles our scientists take on, celebrate our postdocs, and give thanks for this community.

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October 2020 - Letter from the Directors

October 2020 Letter from the Directors Banner, Pumpkins on Zoom by Olivier Gagné

From pandemic planning to virtual pumpkin picking, this year has brought a lot of dark clouds but it's also brought some surprising silver linings. In this month's newsletter, the Directors look back at the last seven months to see what's changed—and what we can celebrate—about campus life at the Earth and Planets Laboratory. 

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Working Across Many Scales - Letter from the Directors - July 2020

Working Across Many Scales

An atom has a diameter of a fraction of a billionth of a meter. Earth’s diameter at the equator is about 12.7 million meters. The most distant object seen in Scott Sheppard’s continuing search for planet X orbits as far as 345 billion meters from the Sun. The research reported in this month’s newsletter covers these 21 orders of magnitude range in spatial scale.

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May 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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As the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) enters its 8th week of mostly remote operation, there is still news to report

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Home, not alone.

Home, not alone

In this period of social distancing, a term that used to carry negative connotations but now is an essential health safety practice, the work done at Carnegie continues, even if it must now be done remotely.  As our new name Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) implies, a good fraction of our work is done in laboratories, with equipment and instrumentation that have for the most part been put into limbo while local stay-at-home orders are in place.

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Coming Together for the Holidays | Letter from the Director | December 2019

The holiday mantle at BBR campus

Rick Carlson, the Director of Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Division, writes about the departmental merge, new job openings, and the latest scientific discoveries in this monthly "Letter from the Director."

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