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Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Joel Kastner

Joel Kastner, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and DTM's most recent Merle A. Tuve Senior Fellow, led a workshop titled "Writing a Successful Grant Proposal" on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series. 

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Melting Temperature of Earth’s Mantle Depends on Water

Erik Hauri

A joint study between Carnegie and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has determined that the average temperature of Earth’s mantle beneath ocean basins is about 110 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius) higher than previously thought, due to water present in deep minerals. The results are published in Science.

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Hunting for Giant Planet Analogs in our Own Backyard

Floating Planet

There may be a large number of undetected bright, substellar objects similar to giant exoplanets in our own solar neighborhood, according to new work from a team led by DTM’s Jonathan Gagné and including researchers from the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at Université de Montréal. It is published by The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.

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February 2017 Letter from the Director

Helene Le Mevel

Besides the record warmth we are enjoying in Washington this “winter”, something else unusual for DTM occurred in February - we hired a new staff scientist! We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Hélène Le Mével to the DTM geophysics group. Learn more about what research Le Mével will be doing at DTM in the February 2017 Letter from the Director.

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DTM Astronomers Participate in Burnt Mills Elementary School's Science and Technology Night

Sergio Dieterich

DTM NSF postdoctoral fellow Sergio Dieterich and research trainee Maggie Thompson had a busy evening on Thursday, February 23, participating in the Burnt Mills Elementary School Science and Technology Night in Silver Spring, MD.

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Seven Earth-Size Planets Identified: What Does it Mean?

7 Planets

Orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1 not too far away, lie at least seven Earth-size planets that may have temperatures similar to Earth's. This discovery was announced today, February 22, 2017, at a news conference at NASA Headquarters. The study is published in the journal Nature. Here's a quick breakdown from some of our astronomers of why this discovery is important and just how Earth-like these planets really are. The study is published in the journal Nature

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