DTM Scientists Monitor Aftershocks of Rare Delaware Earthquake

A weak earthquake hit Delaware on November 30, 2017. Credit: USGS

DTM scientists moved quick to study an exceptionally rare earthquake that shook Dover, Delaware on the evening of November 30, 2017.


November 2017 Letter From the Director

Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, October 2017. Credit: Michael Collela

A unique approach to research, DTM scientists in the community, a farewell to Carnegie's President, and other updates from DTM Director, Rick Carlson.


Miki Nakajima to Receive Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence Award

Miki Nakajima

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Miki Nakajima, has been awarded the eighth Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence Award (PIE).


Q&A: The First Interstellar Asteroid Ever Spotted

Artist’s impression of the interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

As asteroid 'Oumuamua dashes away from us, DTM cosmochemist and meteoriticist Conel Alexander shares his reactions and explains the implications of this interstellar visit.


Postdoc Spotlight: Astronomer Tri Astraatmadja

Tri Astraatmadja observing remotely at DTM, using internet connection to communicate with the telescope operator at the Las Campanas Observatory, Chile, and to connect to one of the computers that control the camera. Photo by Ucu Agustin

In this Postdoc Spotlight, Astraatmadja tells us how a space enthusiast kid from Indonesia now contributes to the Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search (CAPS) project.


Steam Worlds: The Mystery of How Gas Giants Form

From left: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune at approximate relative sizes. The gas planets in our Solar System are gigantic compared to Earth. (Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute)

DTM Astrophysicist John Chambers tells us all about his "virtual" worlds, what his new study suggests about gas giant formation, and how that can help us to better understand how planets form in and beyond our Solar System.