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Year-Long Exploration Aims to Add Gravity to the Volcano Monitoring Toolkit

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Hélène Le Mével prepares for a year-long study in Chile to study Villarrica volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The study will include one of the most-extensive monitoring plans to date for the volcano, which is a popular tourist destination. It will also present an opportunity to pioneer the use of gravity as a monitoring tool.

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Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Director Richard Carlson receives Geochemical Society's highest honor

Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Director Richard Carlson receives Geochemical Society's highest honor

 Richard Carlson, director of Carnegie’s Earth and Planets division, has been chosen to receive the Geochemical Society’s highest honor, the Victor Moritz Goldschmidt Award, in recognition of his forefront research into the formation of the Solar System and the geologic history of the Earth, the society announced Tuesday.

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“Cold Neptune” and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars

An artist’s concept of GJ180d, which is the nearest temperate super-Earth to us that is not tidally locked to its star, making it more likely to be able to host and sustain life. Illustration is by Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Sc

A “cold Neptune” and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars, which are reported in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series by a team led by Carnegie’s Fabo Feng and Paul Butler.

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Renamed In Honor Of Vera Rubin

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Renamed In Honor Of Vera Rubin

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and its joint funding agencies, the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, announced Monday that it will be renamed the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in honor of the late Carnegie astronomer whose research confirmed the existence of dark matter.

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Would A Deep-Earth Water Cycle Change How We Understand Planetary Evolution?

Would A Deep-Earth Water Cycle Change How We Understand Planetary Evolution?

Every school child learns about the water cycle—evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection. But what if there were a deep Earth component of this process happening on geologic timescales that makes our planet ideal for sustaining life as we know it?

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