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Scientists at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) bring the perspective of several disciplines to broad questions about nature. DTM's name comes from its original role to chart the Earth's magnetic field. This goal was largely accomplished by 1929. Since then, DTM has evolved to reflect the growing multi-disciplinary nature of the Earth, planetary, and astronomical sciences. Today, the historic goal remains to understand the physical Earth and the universe that is our home.

Upcoming Events

The Geodynamo: A Unique Window Into the Dynamics of Earth's Deep Interior
Dr. Peter Driscoll (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 18:30

A Laboratory Next to a Comet Nucleus - Rosetta COSIMA at 67P
Martin Hilchenbach (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 00:00

Neighborhood Lecture: Deep Blue Planet
Michael Walter (Fall 2018 Neighborhood Lecture)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 18:30

Latest articles and news

The Goblin 101: New Dwarf Planet 2015 TG387

The Goblin 101: New Dwarf Planet 2015 TG387

DTM's Scott Sheppard introduces 2015 TG387, a dwarf planet also with an orbit strengthens the case for the existence of a still undiscovered Planet X.

New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and his colleagues discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet X.

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DTM scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.

Browse DTM’s online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.

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