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Top High School STEM Students Visit Carnegie BBR Campus

Top High School STEM Students Visit Carnegie BBR Campus

Some of the nation's top high school students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) visited the Carnegie Institution for Science Broad Branch Road (BBR) Campus on February 14 for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and Geophysical Laboratory (GL) research facilities.

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Video: Scott Sheppard's Planet X Capital Science Evening Lecture

Video: Scott Sheppard's Planet X Capital Science Evening Lecture

DTM's Scott Sheppard presented a talk titled, "Beyond Pluto: The Hunt for a Massive Planet X," at the Carnegie Institution for Science headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, February 21.

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Help Name Five Newly Discovered Moons of Jupiter!

Help Name Five Newly Discovered Moons of Jupiter!

In July 2018, DTM's Scott Sheppard announced the discovery of 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter—11 "normal" outer moons, and one that he called an "oddball." This brought Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79—the most of any planet in our Solar System. Now you can help Sheppard select the names for five of these newly announced moons!

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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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Review of Alan Boss's New Book on Washington Post

Review of Alan Boss's New Book on Washington Post

Read via the Washington Post: Book review of "Universal Life: An Inside Look Behind the Race to Discover Life Beyond Earth" by Staff Scientist Alan Boss, Past Chair of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group.

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Geodynamo Recharged

Geodynamo Recharged

Peter Driscoll authors a News & Views article for Nature Geoscience in which he discusses results from Bono and colleagues and their implications for what we know about the solidification of Earth's inner core hundreds of millions of years ago.

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