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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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Carnegie Science Celebrates Centennial at AGU Fall Meeting

AGU Looking Up the Stairs

Carnegie Science had a commanding presence at the 2019 annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of AGU this year. Scientists from the Geophysical Laboratory, DTM, and the Department of Global Ecology presented more than 40 talks and posters on groundbreaking research in the fields of ecology, planetary science, geochemistry, geophysics, and cosmochemistry. 

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2019 Year in Review

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It's been an exciting year of discovery and innovation here on the Broad Branch Road campus! Use this interactive timeline to explore the events of 2019. 

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Coming Together for the Holidays | Letter from the Director | December 2019

The holiday mantle at BBR campus

Rick Carlson, the Director of Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Division, writes about the departmental merge, new job openings, and the latest scientific discoveries in this monthly "Letter from the Director."

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