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In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

DTM volcanologists Hélène Le Mével and Diana Roman traveled to Vanuatu in May 2019 for a new project that will probe the magma under Ambrym volcano.

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For #Apollo50th, 3 Things We Didn’t Know Before Landing on the Moon

For #Apollo50th, 3 Things We Didn’t Know Before Landing on the Moon

In honor of Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Carnegie DTM Director Rick Carlson summarized some of the science made possible by lunar samples brought back to Earth.

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'It’s Like Being an Archaeologist But for the Solar System'

'It’s Like Being an Archaeologist But for the Solar System'

Maximilien Verdier-Paoletti talks about his cosmochemical research and how he became what could be compared to an archaeologist—but for the Solar System.

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When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Which of Earth’s features were essential for the origin and sustenance of life? And how do scientists identify those features on other worlds?

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Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével presented a talk titled, “The gravity of volcanoes: using gravity data to probe magma reservoirs,” on April 25 at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus.

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Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

In a prelude to her upcoming Neighborhood Lecture, Le Mével spoke about her work, the importance of gravity for volcanology, and the questions she is tackling through her theoretical and field work on magmatic systems.  

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