Researchers at MIT explain what exactly an exoplanet or extrasolar planet is, why we study them, and how they can be detected.
Hilke Schlichting's research interests are wide-ranging, spanning all aspects of planet formation theory, extrasolar planets, and solar system dynamics.
In this module, the idea is to put students in a similar situation as the one faced by astronomers when mapping the universe.
In the 41st annual Killian Lecture, Maria Zuber describes looking deep into the moon’s interior to chart its early history.
This video uses Man-Vehicle Lab's human centrifuge to discuss centripetal force and countermeasures for astronaut bone and muscle loss in space.
This lesson teaches how the distances to nearby stars are measured using the parallax effect.
STS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and launched on Dec. 2, 1993.
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 ...
Chair: Steve Robinson Co-Chair: Sasha Efremov Panelists: Judith Burki-Cohen, Jim Lackner, Paul DiZio, John Tylko, Jay Buckey, Conrad Wall
Chair: Aaron Johnson Co-Chair: Torin Clark Panelists: Current MVL Students, introducing their posters to be shown at the reception
Chair: Jeff Hoffman Co-Chair: Julie Shah Panelists: Roedolph Opperman, Alex Stimpson, Jaime Mateus, Thaddeus Fulford-Jones, Victor Wang
Chair: Larry Young Co-Chair: Greg Zacharias Panelists: Ken Li or Wendy Spector, Philip Kilpatrick, Lew Nashner, Peter Benjamin, Howard Hermann
Chair: Chuck Oman Co-Chair: Eli Gai Panelists: Chas Burr, John Tole, Susan Riedel, Elazer Edelman, Sasha Efremov, Bob Renshaw
Chair: Steve Bussolari Co-Chair: Bob Kenyon Panelists: Mark Kulbaski, Divya Chandra, Keoki Jackson, Mark Shelhamer, Ed Marcus
Chair: Dava Newman Co-Chair: Dan Merfeld Panelists: Peter Diamandis (video), Ted Liefeld, Chris Carr, Jason Richards, Mindy Gallo Eckman, Erika Wagner, Corinna Lathan
Surface ocean currents as seen from a satellite altimeter. White areas represent strong currents; blue areas weak currents.
Jeff Hoffman and Larry Young, of MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, reflect on the life and legacy of Neil Armstrong
A penny-sized rocket thruster, designed by MIT's Paulo Lozano, may soon power the smallest satellites in space.