Researchers discover that an exoplanet is Earth-like in mass and size
October 30, 2013While too hot to support life, Kepler 78b is roughly the size of the Earth.
NASA selects MIT-led TESS project for 2017 mission
April 5, 2013$200 million project will launch telescopes to perform full-sky search for transiting exoplanets.
Four from MIT named AAAS fellows
December 9, 2011
3 Questions: Sara Seager on discovering a trove of new planets
February 3, 2011NASA’s Kepler orbiting telescope has found hundreds of new possible planets, including 54 in the so-called 'habitable zone.'
Building a list of Earth candidates
December 14, 2010MIT researchers increase their odds of detecting an Earthlike planet by working on a combination of satellite missions.
3 Questions: Sara Seager on the discovery of a ‘new’ form of life
December 3, 2010The MIT planetary scientist discusses what the finding means for life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe.
In the search for Earthlike exoplanets, GJ 436b has much to tell us
April 21, 2010First detailed analysis of the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet reveals surprisingly low methane levels, presents "new territory" for researching planets outside our solar system