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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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Twenty New Moons Found Orbiting Saturn

New Moons of Saturn

A team led by Carnegie's Scott S. Sheppard has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn.  This brings the ringed planet’s total number of moons to 82, surpassing Jupiter, which has 79. The discovery was announced Monday by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center.

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TESS Mission Helps Uncover Trio of Planets With One Possibly Habitable World

TESS Mission Helps Uncover Trio of Planets With One Possibly Habitable World

Ground-based observations following up on the discovery of a small planet by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) revealed two additional planets in the same system, one of which is located far enough from its star to be potentially habitable. 

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Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

The House approved a bill to name the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in honor of late Carnegie DTM scientist Vera Rubin.

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Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

Diamonds Reveal How Continents Are Stabilized, Key to Earth's Habitability

New research by a group of geoscientists from Carnegie, the Gemological Institute of America, and the University of Alberta demonstrates that diamonds can be used to reveal how a buoyant section of mantle beneath some of the continents became thick enough to provide long-term stability.

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