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Many Gas Giant Exoplanets Waiting to be Discovered

New model of gas giant planet formation

There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions like NASA's WFIRST space telescope, according to new models of gas giant planet formation by Carnegie's Alan Boss described in an upcoming publication in The Astrophysical Journal.  His models are supported by a new Science paper on the surprising discovery of a gas giant planet orbiting a low-mass star.

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DTM Seismologist Lara Wagner Talks to the American Geophysical Union's Third Pod from the Sun

Lara Wagner in the field

DTM Seismologist Lara Wagner explains her science, and the methods behind her science, in the American Geophysical Union's Podcast Third Pod from the Sun.

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How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

Some volcanoes take their time—experiencing protracted, years-long periods of unrest before eventually erupting.

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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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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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July 2019 Letter from the Director

July 2019 Letter from the Director

The latest updates from DTM Director Rick Carlson.

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