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Most Of Earth’s Carbon Was Hidden In The Core During Its Formative Years

Comparing carbon's compatibility with the silicates that comprise the Earth’s mantle (outer circle) to its compatibility with the iron that comprises the planet’s core (inner circle)

New work published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how carbon behaved during Earth’s violent formative period. The findings can help scientists understand how much carbon likely exists in the planet’s core and the contributions it could make to the chemical and dynamic activity occurring there—including to the convective motion powering the magnetic field that protects Earth from cosmic radiation.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Listening to Volcanoes with Kathleen McKee

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Volcanoes are notoriously hard to read. Luckily for us, Kathleen McKee is a volcano whisperer. She uses field measurements and computer models to interpret a volcano's seismic and acoustic waves. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), McKee travels the world listening to volcanoes, building models, and helping us to understand what is happening inside the Earth so that we can mitigate potential hazards.

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How the Earth and Planets Lab Is Exploring the Universe at a Social Distance

How the Earth and Planets Lab Is Exploring the Universe at a Social Distance

Now that the majority of us are working from home due to COVID-19, we asked the scientists and staff of the Earth and Planets Lab to share what they’ve been working on. Between discovering exoplanets, writing books, modeling data, and teaching classes it certainly sounds like they’re keeping busy. They also share their favorite telework tips for anyone trying to stay sane while working from home. Enjoy!

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Six Women, Past and Present, Who Changed the Way We See the Universe

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A lot has changed since the first woman joined our campus, but there is still a lot of work to be done to promote diversity and equality across the sciences. In this article, we highlight the work of the scientists who paved the way and spotlight some of the women who are changing the way we view the Universe today!  

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Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Q&A with Emma Bullock

Emma Bullock in the Electron Microprobe Lab

Meet your "friendly English probe operator" in charge of the electron microprobe laboratory at the Earth and Planets Laboratory.

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UPDATE: Neighborhood Lecture Series Postponed Amidst COVID-19 Concerns

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We regret to announce that the spring Neighborhood Lecture Series has been postponed due to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. This difficult decision has been made after careful assessment of risks as determined by the CDC and WHO. 

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