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Carnegie Ranked Top Charity 14 Years Running

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has ranked the Carnegie Institution for Science with its highest rating, four stars, for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency” for the 14th consecutive year. Only three organizations out of over 7,000* evaluated this year have received this highest rating for so long.

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Kiyoshi Suyehiro Named Next Tuve Senior Fellow

Carnegie News

Kiyoshi Suyehiro, principal scientist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), joins DTM as the next Merle A. Tuve senior fellow.

While here, Suyehiro will work with DTM's Selwyn Sacks and visiting investigator and former DTM postdoctoral fellow, Paul Rydelek (1988). The main objective of their project will be to advance the earthquake generation model originally developed by Sacks and Rydelek (1995) by incorporating the effect of fluid behavior affecting the stress-strain-strength distribution in the crust under tectonic loading and earthquakes and expanding to 3D.

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Erik Hauri Elected Geochemical Society Fellow

Erik Hauri

The Geochemical Society (GS) and European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) elect Erik Hauri, a staff scientist at DTM, as a fellow.

This honorary title is given to an outstanding scientist who made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry. Hauri’s promotion to fellow is in recognition of his many important contributions to our understanding of the geochemistry and geochemical processes operating on Earth and the Moon.

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A Glimpse of a Brown Dwarf Binary Star System In Motion

Brown Dwarf GIF

When looking up at the night sky, it’s hard to imagine the stationary stars up above are actually continuously moving parts of the universe. 

Seven years worth of observational images taken by the Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search Camera (CAPSCam) were compiled to make an animated GIF revealing how a well-known brown dwarf binary system just 12 light-years from Earth, Epsilon Indi B, moves across the sky.

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Two New Strainmeters Installed on Mt. Etna

Alan Linde

In November 2014, a DTM team led by Alan Linde travelled to Mt. Etna in Sicily, Italy, to install two strainmeters and double the number of such sites on the volcano. This program is in collaboration with the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia  (INGV) of Italy with principal collaborator Alessandro Bonaccorso.

Mt. Etna, which is in an almost constant state of activity, is the tallest active volcano in Europe, currently reaching an elevation of 10,922 ft. On 28 December 2014, the volcano endured its most intense eruption since December 2013, which was well recorded by Linde and DTM staff member emeritus, Selwyn Sacks, thanks to their two newest strainmeters.

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Interview: Alan Boss and Kepler's Two Earth-Like Planets

Earth Planet

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has been churning out a lot of exoplanet discoveries outside of our solar system since it’s second mission, named K2, launched in 2013. But researchers are especially excited about two new exoplanets, Kepler 438-b and Kepler 442-b, whose size, location, and star type mean they could be rocky planets, like Earth.

DTM staff scientist Alan Boss was part of the science team for Kepler’s primary mission in 2001. In an email interview, Boss answered questions about the goal of the first Kepler mission, and the achievements the telescope has accomplished since then.  

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