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From Landers to NISAR, Kurt Feigl Presents His Tuve Lecture

From Landers to NISAR, Kurt Feigl Presents His Tuve Lecture

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Kurt Feigl, a professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and current Merle A. Tuve Senior Fellow at DTM gave his Tuve Lecture, titled “From Landers to NISAR, (Nearly) 30 Years of Observing Crustal Dynamics by Satellite Radar Interferometry.” 

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Dr. Yixian Zheng Brings Biology to Broad Branch for Neighborhood Lecture

 Yixian Zheng

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, more than 150 neighbors of Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road campus gathered to hear Dr. Yixian Zheng deliver her Neighborhood lecture: The Biology of Corals: Basic Research and Environmental Health.

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DTM Continues Two-year Winning Streak as World Mud Cup Champions

Mud Cup Group Shot 2019

On October 18, 2019, the DTM Dynamos faced the GL Pistons in the 23rd World Mud Cup. After a remarkable show of skill from both of the campus' historic teams, the Dynamos solidified their status as soccer champions for the second year in a row with a 2-1 win over the Pistons. 

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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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