Earth and atmospheric sciences
Ocean currents play a role in predicting extent of Arctic sea ice
November 21, 2012Discovery of feedback between sea ice and ocean improves Arctic ice extent forecast.
Scientists find first evidence of dynamo generation on an asteroid
October 11, 2012A meteorite found in Antarctica holds evidence of a once-active dynamo on Vesta.
What the past teaches: meeting today’s global environmental challenges
September 18, 2012Atmospheric science pioneer Susan Solomon speaks on past environmental accomplishments, technology’s role and how history should be our guide to meeting today’s global challenges.
River networks on Titan point to a puzzling geologic history
July 19, 2012Findings suggest the surface of Saturn’s largest moon may have undergone a recent transformation.
William F. Brace, professor emeritus in EAPS, dies at 86
May 8, 2012Geologist helped develop systematic descriptions of key physical properties of rocks.
Sara Seager named co-winner of the 2012 Sackler Prize
April 18, 2012
From Earth to the Moon
January 6, 2012MIT-led GRAIL mission enters lunar obit
Robert van der Hilst named head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
December 12, 2011Succeeds Maria Zuber, who led department for the last eight years.
Four from MIT named AAAS fellows
December 9, 2011