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When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Which of Earth’s features were essential for the origin and sustenance of life? And how do scientists identify those features on other worlds?

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Photos: 5th Annual BBR Poster Session

Photos: 5th Annual BBR Poster Session

The annual poster gathering took place on May 22, 2019 at Carnegie's Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, DC.

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100 Years Ago DTM Chased the Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous

100 Years Ago DTM Chased the Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous

A century since the eclipse that tested Einstein's theory of general relativity, we remember DTM's observations of the event across the globe.

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April 2019 Letter from the Director

April 2019 Letter from the Director

April updates from Rick Carlson, DTM Director.

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Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével presented a talk titled, “The gravity of volcanoes: using gravity data to probe magma reservoirs,” on April 25 at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus.

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Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

New research by a group of geoscientists from Carnegie, the Gemological Institute of America, and the University of Alberta demonstrates that diamonds can be used to reveal how a buoyant section of mantle beneath some of the continents became thick enough to provide long-term stability.

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