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.
A burst of activity in the middle of the Milky Way
November 6, 2012Researchers detect the brightest flare ever observed in our galaxy’s black hole.
MIT's Man Vehicle Laboratory turns 50
September 13, 2012Celebrating anniversary with daylong symposium on Sept. 14
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.
Robert J. Butler, former design research engineer at MIT, dies at 89
September 17, 2010An MIT engineer for 25 years, he helped design instruments for NASA’s Voyager spacecraft.
Jacqueline Hewitt reappointed Kavli Institute director
January 22, 2010