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DCO Research Mantle ‘Tantrum’ Released Burst of Volatiles

Traces of ancient atmosphere trapped in rocks from the Archaean eon provide evidence of the sudden release of volcanic gases around 2.5 billion years ago. This burst of gases may be linked to the…

Frontiers Special Collection Engages Broader Deep Carbon Community
DCO Research Frontiers Collection Engages Broader Community

A special collection on Deep Carbon Science in the journal Frontiers features a range of new geochemical, geodynamic, and microbial discoveries. More than 100 scientists from within and beyond the…

Virtual Reality Lets DCO Researchers See C in 3D
DCO Highlights C in 3D

New 3D, interactive visualizations developed in collaboration with virtual reality researchers at the University of California, Davis, are helping Earth scientists to make sense of complex, three-…

Earth in Five Reactions Synthesizes Evolution of A Habitable Planet
DCO Highlights Special Collection: “Earth in Five Reactions”

A special collection in American Mineralogist entitled "Earth in Five Reactions: A Deep Carbon Perspective" features a mix of invited reviews and contributed papers on the key chemical reactions that…

DCO Highlights 31 New Carbon Minerals Found

Since December 2015, when the Carbon Mineral Challenge launched, amateur collectors and mineralogists around the world have documented 31 new carbon-bearing minerals. The Challenge formally ended…

Putting Deep Life on the Map
DCO Highlights Putting Deep Life on the Map

By mapping existing data on subsurface life onto a model of Earth, researchers have created a 3D interactive globe of deep life and are refining estimates of subsurface biomass.

A Deep History of Deep Carbon Science
DCO Highlights A Deep History of Deep Carbon Science

An upcoming book from science historian Simon Mitton will take readers on a tour of deep carbon science from the Ancient Greeks up until the start of the Deep Carbon Observatory. The history, From…

DCO Highlights Deep Carbon 2019: An International Conference

300 members of the Deep Carbon Observatory community met from 24-26 October 2019 in Washington, DC, USA, for “Deep Carbon 2019: Launching the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science.” This international…

A Carbon Symphony Debuts
DCO Highlights Symphony in C: A Carbon Symphony Debuts

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is creating a debut recording of composer David Earl’s Symphony in C: A Carbon Symphony to be available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms in…

Above photographs by Matthew Wordell
DCO Highlights Gallery: Above and Beyond

Photographer Matthew Wordell accompanied the science team to document a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective of what it was like to conduct field research during the ABOVE project.

Video: Above and Beyond
DCO Highlights Video: Above and Beyond

Film maker Zach Voss of Retroscope Media accompanied the ABOVE science team to document what it’s like to sample volcanoes in remote Papua New Guinea.

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