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Steam Worlds: The Mystery of How Gas Giants Form

From left: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune at approximate relative sizes. The gas planets in our Solar System are gigantic compared to Earth. (Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute)

DTM Astrophysicist John Chambers tells us all about his "virtual" worlds, what his new study suggests about gas giant formation, and how that can help us to better understand how planets form in and beyond our Solar System.

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October 2017 Letter from the Director

October 2017 Letter from the Director

Neutron stars collide in a nearby galaxy, neighbors visit the BBR campus, DTM wins back the annual soccer Mud Cup, and other updates from DTM Director Rick Carlson.

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What Did We Learn from the Neutron-Star Collision Discovery?

What Did We Learn from the Neutron-Star Collision Discovery?

DTM cosmochemist Larry Nittler shares with us his excitement about the explosive stellar event.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Geochemist Bradley Peters

Sunrise over Piton des Neiges, an extinct stratovolcano rising more than 10,000 feet above the Indian Ocean on La Réunion. Photo courtesy Bradley Peters.

In this Postdoc Spotlight, DTM Postdoc Bradley Peters tells us about his passion for geochemistry, the journey through DTM, and his aspirations as a young scientist.

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The Mystery of Planet Formation at Carnegie’s Neighborhood Lecture Series

The Mystery of Planet Formation at Carnegie’s Neighborhood Lecture Series

The Fall 2017 Neighborhood Lecture Series kicked off with "The Mystery of Planet Formation," by DTM Staff Scientist John Chambers.

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New Experiments to Model Mars’s Thermal Evolution

New Experiments to Model Mars’s Thermal Evolution

The Geophysical Laboratory’s Alex Goncharov and DTM's Peter van Keken were awarded a Venture Grant to apply a novel flash-heating method for high- pressure/high-temperature experiments to measure the thermal conductivity of Mars.

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