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Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

Excavation begins on Giant Magellan Telescope site in Chile

GMTO has announced the start of hard rock excavation for the Giant Magellan Telescope's massive concrete pier and the foundations for the telescope's enclosure on its site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

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DTM Scientists at Goldschmidt 2018 Meeting

DTM Scientists at Goldschmidt 2018 Meeting

DTM scientists present their research at the annual Goldschmidt conference held on August 12-17 in Boston.

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Bernard Burke, who co-discovered Jupiter’s “voice,” dies at 90

Bernard Burke, who co-discovered Jupiter’s “voice,” dies at 90

With deep sadness, the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism reports the passing of Bernard Burke, distinguished MIT astrophysicist and former DTM Staff Scientist.

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What Makes Diamonds Blue? Boron From Oceanic Crustal Remnants in Earth's Lower Mantle

What Makes Diamonds Blue? Boron From Oceanic Crustal Remnants in Earth's Lower Mantle

Blue diamonds—like the world-famous Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History—formed up to four times deeper in the Earth's mantle than most other diamonds, according to new work published on the cover of Nature.

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July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

Solar System research, Diamond recycling, a Presidential visit, and early career excellence in this month's letter from DTM Director Rick Carlson.

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Postdoc Jaehan Bae: Protoplanetary Disks From Scratch

 Postdoc Jaehan Bae: Protoplanetary Disks From Scratch

In this postdoc spotlight, Rubin Postdoctoral Fellow Jaehan Bae discusses his approach to studying planet formation using computer simulations of the disks in which they form.

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