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Vera Rubin Who Confirmed "Dark Matter" Dies

Rubin

Renowned astrophysicist and National Medal of Science awardee Vera Rubin passed away in Princeton N.J., the evening of December 25, 2016, at the age of 88. Rubin confirmed the existence of dark matter—the invisible material that makes up more than 90% of the mass of the universe. She was a retired staff astronomer at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in Washington, DC.

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DTM 2016 Year in Review

Diana Roman

A look back on DTM's biggest achievements in 2016.

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Carnegie Hosts the 4th Magellan Science Symposium

Magellan Science Symposium

On December 7 and 8, 2016, Carnegie hosted the 4th Magellan Science Symposium at our P Street headquarters building in Washington, DC. 

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Live Coverage of DTM @ AGU 2016

AGU 2016

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will be held on December 12-16, 2016, in San Francisco where DTM staff members and postdocs will be presenting their latest scientific discoveries all week. Check here for daily videos, pictures, schedules, and updates on all of our scientific presentations and posters each day.

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Biggest and best diamonds formed in deep mantle metallic liquid

Steven Shirey

New research from a team including Carnegie’s Steven Shirey, Jianhua Wang, and Emma Bullock explains how the world’s biggest and most valuable diamonds formed—from metallic liquid deep inside Earth’s mantle. The findings are published in Science.

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Friday, December 16, 2016 @ AGU

AGU 2016

Live coverage of DTM at the American Geophysical Union Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco on Friday, December 16.

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