DTM Hosts Tour for International Visitors

Visitors learned about DTM’s Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscope from Director Rick Carlson

Visitors from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) toured Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road Campus on August 10, 2017.


Our Solar System’s “Shocking” Origin

Gas and dust in outer space make up the Veil Nebula, the debris of a massive star explosion from about 8,000 years ago. Credit: NASA/ESA

According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System’s formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. New work offers fresh evidence supporting this theory, modeling the Solar System’s formation beyond the initial cloud collapse and into the intermediate stages of star formation.


Research Trainee Maggie Thompson Visits Iceland's Volcano and Earthquake Centre

Lave flow

On Monday, July 24, 2017, research trainee Maggie Thompson visited Lava, the Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre, located in Hvolsvöllur, a small town about an hour outside of Iceland’s main city of Reykjavík.


DTM Scientists Attend 80th Meteoritical Society Meeting

80th Meteoritical Society Meeting

DTM staff scientists Conel Alexander and Larry Nittler, along with postdoctoral fellows Nan Liu, Myriam Telus, and My Riebe, discuss their research at the Meteoritical Society's 80th annual meeting.


Van de Graaff Receives a Much-Needed Cosmetic Update

White Domed Van de Graaff

Work has been completed on the sanding and repainting of the dome of the Atomic Physics Observatory (APO), a ~ 55-foot tall Art Deco structure that housed a 3 million volt particle accelerator used for a variety of studies in nuclear physics.


Music to the Ears of a Volcanologist

Popocatepetl Volcano

Can automated sound-recognition techniques be used to read and analyze the sounds our planet makes, similar to listening to an orchestra warming up before a concert? DTM’s Diana Roman thinks so.