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DTM Archives Acquire John Firor’s Radio Astronomy Research Notebooks

Some of Firor’s notebooks containing various data, calculations, and observations made during his time with DTM’s radio astronomy program, 1953-1961.

Sixty-year-old research notebooks recently acquired by the DTM archives are shedding new light on the Department's pioneering research in radio astronomy in the 1950s.

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January 2018 Letter from the Director

11th Annual Carnegie AGU Reception

AGU 2017 Fall Meeting recap, an exceedingly rare earthquake in Delaware, and meteoritic dust as a key to supernova dust formation in the first letter of 2018 from DTM Director Rick Carslon.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Kei Shimizu

DTM's Kei Shimizu, January 2018

Kei Shimizu tells us about his research and the role it plays in understanding how geochemical processes from millions of years ago shaped the planet as we know it.

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Job Opportunity: Instrument Maker

DTM JOBS

DTM is seeking a talented individual to fill the post of Instrument Maker. The machine shop supports scientific staff members and their groups to create, modify, and build research related equipment and instrumentation, using precision mill, lathe, grinders and EDM equipment.

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Meteoritic Stardust Unlocks Timing of Supernova Dust Formation

Crab Nebula, Carnegie DTM

Dust is everywhere—not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. To astronomers, dust can be a nuisance by blocking the light of distant stars, or it can be a tool to study the history of our universe, galaxy, and Solar System.

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What Can Comet 67P Teach Us About the Solar System?

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)

Using the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to explore comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P), Anaïs Bardyn's research presents a first-of-a-kind analysis of the comet's chemistry.

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