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"Testing Galaxy Formation Models at the Small Scales," Dr. Simona Vegetti, 2010–13 Pappalardo Fellow (Experimental Astrophysics
The May 29 near-miss by the object catalogued as “2012 KT42” was the sixth closest asteroid encounter on record, and triggered a preplanned “Rapid Response Program."
A reflection of work at MIT, the University of Michigan and other institutions on small satellites.
Researchers at MIT explain what exactly an exoplanet or extrasolar planet is, why we study them, and how they can be detected.
What is the legacy of the Apollo program, and what can we learn from it to help us confront the scientific and engineering challenges of our own time?
MIT researchers tested an algorithm for gauging the rotation of objects in zero gravity using only visual information, aboard the International Space Station (Learn more about the experiment: http://bit.ly/1osvusc) Understanding how objects are spinning in space, where their centers of mass ...
Chair: Steve Robinson Co-Chair: Sasha Efremov Panelists: Judith Burki-Cohen, Jim Lackner, Paul DiZio, John Tylko, Jay Buckey, Conrad Wall
STS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and launched on Dec. 2, 1993.
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.
Hilke Schlichting's research interests are wide-ranging, spanning all aspects of planet formation theory, extrasolar planets, and solar system dynamics.
In the 41st annual Killian Lecture, Maria Zuber describes looking deep into the moon’s interior to chart its early history.
Christopher Carr is an EAPS research scientist based at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where he carries out research as part of the Search for Extra Terrestrial Genomes Project (SETG).
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.
In this module, the idea is to put students in a similar situation as the one faced by astronomers when mapping the universe.
Renyu Hu, a graduate student in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, is interested in a range of planetary science problems from characterizing terrestrial exoplanet atmospheres and surfaces to analyzing Mars ...
Two students sent a camera-dangling balloon to near space and took stunning photography of Earth: all for $150.
A penny-sized rocket thruster, designed by MIT's Paulo Lozano, may soon power the smallest satellites in space.