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Carnegie Science: Help name five newly discovered moons of Jupiter!

February 22, 2019 – In July 2018, Carnegie’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 and his co-discoverers […]

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Plasma-spewing quasar shines light on universe’s youth, early galaxy formation

PASADENA, CA, July 9, 2018 –  Carnegie’s Eduardo Bañados led a team that found a quasar with the brightest radio emission ever observed in the early universe, due to it spewing out a jet of extremely fast-moving material. Bañados’ discovery was followed up by Emmanuel Momjian of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which allowed the […]

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Models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may be underestimating future warming

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 6, 2017 – The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according to a new paper from Carnegie’s Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira published by Nature.  Their findings suggest that the models used by the Intergovernmental Panel […]

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‘Chemtrails’ not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 12, 2016 – Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, commonly referred to as “chemtrails” or “covert geoengineering,” concludes a new study from Carnegie Science, University of California Irvine, and the nonprofit organization Near Zero. Some groups and individuals erroneously believe […]