"Testing Galaxy Formation Models at the Small Scales," Dr. Simona Vegetti, 2010–13 Pappalardo Fellow (Experimental Astrophysics
Scientists from MIT, Brown University, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and other institutions have mapped the moon's Shackleton crater with unprecedented detail, and found possible evidence for small amounts of ice on the crater's floor.
A reflection of work at MIT, the University of Michigan and other institutions on small satellites.
Francesca DeMeo has a passion for asteroids. This former EAPS undergraduate, back at MIT after a stint at grad school in Paris, is currently a postdoc in Rick Binzel's Group. In this interview, Francesca shares her excitement and fascination about these abundant and varied bodies. Video ...
This time-lapse video focuses on the atmospheric line and 'airglow', which is a chemiluminescent process by which the atmosphere gives off its own light. Read more about the science behind 'airglow': http://auroranightglow.blogspot.com/ Video by Alex Rivest, PhD. High ...
Geomorphologist Taylor Perron loves figuring out how landscapes tick. His group is particularly intersted in how patterns emerge in landscapes (from river networks to ripples in sand at the shoreline), how climate, and especially rainfall and sunlight, influence ...
Knight Science Program seminar with Josh Winn, MIT professor of physics and researcher of "extrasolar planets" September 30, 2010
Information on the Zero Robotics High School Tournament objectives and format.Read more at: http://www.zerorobotics.org/web/zero-robotics/home-public
Time-lapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station.
Earth from the International Space Station, as assembled by NASA's Johnson Space Center and MIT's Alex Rivest.
A mysterious phenomenon detected by space probes has finally been explained, thanks to a massive computer simulation that was able to precisely align with details of the spacecraft observations.
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Yodit Tewelde is a graduate student in the Planetary Science Program in EAPS. Childhood planetarium visits and a love of reading science fiction novels, meant Yodit always suspected space or space exploration was somewhere in a her future. In High School, while she ...
The youngest of the space shuttles blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:56 AM EDT on May 16. It is headed to the International Space Station for its final 16-day mission.
Researchers at Draper Laboratory and MIT discuss and display the small satellite they have built. It will detect Earthlike planets outside our solar system.
Twenty-five years ago today, on Jan. 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing the seven crew members on board — including Ronald McNair PhD ’77. In this video — filmed in the lobby of the Ronald McNair Building — ...
Two students sent a camera-dangling balloon to near space and took stunning photography of Earth: all for $150.
Computer model developed by Taylor Perron and colleagues shows how evenly-spaced ridges and valleys form over time as a result of erosion and the slumping of soil.