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Massive Mexican Earthquake Captured on DTM Seismometer

Mexico Earthquake

On 8 September 2017 at 04:49:21 UTC, a powerful M8.1 earthquake, 87 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico, occurred at a shallow depth of 69.7 km. The epicenter of the quake was 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state.

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August 2017 Letter from the Director

 August 2017 Letter from the Director

The Great American Solar Eclipse, participation in the international science community, summer science, and other DTM updates.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Astrophysicist Sharon Xuesong Wang

SHARON XUESONG WANG

Sharon Xuesong Wang reflects on questions that are not too different from those her research tries to answer about our Solar System: Who is she? Where does she come from? And where is she going?

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Carnegie Scientists Contribute to Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers

Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers at DTM

K-12 teachers visited Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus during the Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers on Earth’s History and Global Change.

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Broad Branch Road Parties Under Partially Eclipsed Sun

The view of the Solar Eclipse from Carnegie's Broad Branch Road campus in Washington DC. Credit: Abhisek Basu

Carnegie's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory watched the solar eclipse from the Greenewalt Patio at the at Broad Branch Road Campus.

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Q&A: Solar Eclipses for Newbies

Nov. 13, 2012 total solar eclipse, Australia. Courtesy: NASA.

What exactly goes on during solar eclipses? And what's the big deal about them? Carnegie astronomer Erika Nesvold answers these questions—and more.

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