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Gas Around Young Star Indicate Early Stages of Planet Formation

Cascades of Gas

What does a gestating baby planet look like? New research in Nature by a team including Carnegie’s Jaehan Bae investigated the effects of three planets in the process of forming around a young star, revealing the source of their atmospheres.

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Twenty New Moons Found Orbiting Saturn

New Moons of Saturn

A team led by Carnegie's Scott S. Sheppard has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn.  This brings the ringed planet’s total number of moons to 82, surpassing Jupiter, which has 79. The discovery was announced Monday by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center.

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Many Gas Giant Exoplanets Waiting to be Discovered

New model of gas giant planet formation

There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions like NASA's WFIRST space telescope, according to new models of gas giant planet formation by Carnegie's Alan Boss described in an upcoming publication in The Astrophysical Journal.  His models are supported by a new Science paper on the surprising discovery of a gas giant planet orbiting a low-mass star.

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DTM Seismologist Lara Wagner Talks to the American Geophysical Union's Third Pod from the Sun

Lara Wagner in the field

DTM Seismologist Lara Wagner explains her science, and the methods behind her science, in the American Geophysical Union's Podcast Third Pod from the Sun.

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How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

Some volcanoes take their time—experiencing protracted, years-long periods of unrest before eventually erupting.

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In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

DTM volcanologists Hélène Le Mével and Diana Roman traveled to Vanuatu in May 2019 for a new project that will probe the magma under Ambrym volcano.

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