planetary science

Far Out There: The Hunt for the Mysterious Planet X

Far Out There: The Hunt for the Mysterious Planet X

Over the past few years, DTM's Scott Sheppard and his team have been performing the largest and deepest survey ever attempted of our Solar System's fringes.

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Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

A team of astronomers including DTM's Scott Sheppard discovered the first known Solar System object detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than the Earth-Sun distance.

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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 14

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 14

DTM wrapped up the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting with a series of oral and poster presentations on Friday, December 14, 2018.

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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 10-11

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 10-11

DTM scientists spent the first days of the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting actively participating with poster presentations on various Earth interior and planetary science topics.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Astrochemist Anaïs Bardyn

Postdoc Spotlight: Astrochemist Anaïs Bardyn

DTM postdoc Anaïs Bardyn talks about her work on comet 67P, extraterrestrial particles in the South Pole, and the importance of studying cometary dust to learn about our own origins.

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How Does Water Change the Moon’s Origin Story?

 How Does Water Change the Moon’s Origin Story?

Ongoing research about the Moon's chemistry is revealing that it may be wetter than initially thought, which raises questions about some aspects of this origin story.

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