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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 ...
Simulation of the orbit of the ultracool subdwarf LSR 1610-0040 around the Milky Way, as visualized using Digital Universe.
Time-lapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station.
"You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights." While Dr. Seuss may not have been a direct inspiration, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" seems especially suited to these four "brainy and footsy people" with ...
This lesson teaches how the distances to nearby stars are measured using the parallax effect.
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 ...
Earth from the International Space Station, as assembled by NASA's Johnson Space Center and MIT's Alex Rivest.
Chair: Dava Newman Co-Chair: Dan Merfeld Panelists: Peter Diamandis (video), Ted Liefeld, Chris Carr, Jason Richards, Mindy Gallo Eckman, Erika Wagner, Corinna Lathan
Chair: Steve Bussolari Co-Chair: Bob Kenyon Panelists: Mark Kulbaski, Divya Chandra, Keoki Jackson, Mark Shelhamer, Ed Marcus
Chair: Chuck Oman Co-Chair: Eli Gai Panelists: Chas Burr, John Tole, Susan Riedel, Elazer Edelman, Sasha Efremov, Bob Renshaw
Chair: Larry Young Co-Chair: Greg Zacharias Panelists: Ken Li or Wendy Spector, Philip Kilpatrick, Lew Nashner, Peter Benjamin, Howard Hermann
Chair: Jeff Hoffman Co-Chair: Julie Shah Panelists: Roedolph Opperman, Alex Stimpson, Jaime Mateus, Thaddeus Fulford-Jones, Victor Wang
This video uses Man-Vehicle Lab's human centrifuge to discuss centripetal force and countermeasures for astronaut bone and muscle loss in space.
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 ...
Recorded on 1/23/12
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.
Chair: Aaron Johnson Co-Chair: Torin Clark Panelists: Current MVL Students, introducing their posters to be shown at the reception
Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Join MIT Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who made five spaceflights ...
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Robert Seamans Jr. deliver the 1994 AeroAstro Gardener Lecture.