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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.

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DTM Continues Two-year Winning Streak as World Mud Cup Champions

Mud Cup Group Shot 2019

On October 18, 2019, the DTM Dynamos faced the GL Pistons in the 23rd World Mud Cup. After a remarkable show of skill from both of the campus' historic teams, the Dynamos solidified their status as soccer champions for the second year in a row with a 2-1 win over the Pistons. 

Gas Around Young Star Indicate Early Stages of Planet Formation

Cascades of Gas

What does a gestating baby planet look like? New research in Nature by a team including Carnegie’s Jaehan Bae investigated the effects of three planets in the process of forming around a young star, revealing the source of their atmospheres.

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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.

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