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March 2018 Letter from the Director

 March 2018 Letter from the Director

DTM Director Rick Carlson revisits plate tectonics research from our first Neighborhod Lecture of the spring, as well as the role of women in science in celebration of International Women's Day 2018.

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When Earth Attacks: Peter van Keken's Neighborhood Lecture

When Earth Attacks: Peter van Keken's Neighborhood Lecture

Neighbors and friends of Carnegie's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) gathered at the Broad Branch Road Campus in Washington, D.C. on March 22, 2018 for the first Spring 2018 Neighborhood Lecture

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Peter van Keken: What Drives Plate Tectonics?

Peter van Keken: What Drives Plate Tectonics?

In preparation for his Neighbohood Lecture Series presentation, van Keken sat down for an interview touching on his research on plate tectonics and his work prior to joining DTM.

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February 2018 Letter from the Director

Proxima Centauri, Proxima b

In the latest letter from our Director, Rick Carlson: Exoplanet barbeque, a lunar oasis, memories of Earth's birth, and clear skies on brown dwarfs.

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Modern Volcanism Tied to Events Occurring Soon After Earth’s Birth

Modern Volcanism Tied to Events Occurring Soon After Earth’s Birth

Plumes of hot magma from the volcanic hotspot that formed Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean rise from an unusually primitive source deep beneath the Earth's surface.

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How Does Water Change the Moon’s Origin Story?

 How Does Water Change the Moon’s Origin Story?

Ongoing research about the Moon's chemistry is revealing that it may be wetter than initially thought, which raises questions about some aspects of this origin story.

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