Theodore Madden, EAPS professor emeritus, dies at 88
November 18, 2013A MIT faculty member for more than 40 years, Madden is remembered for his contributions to earth science research.
The moon’s face doesn’t tell its whole story
November 7, 2013Researchers find that huge craters on the near side of the moon may overstate the intensity of asteroid impacts about 4.1 billion years ago.
An answer to a lunar mystery: Why is the moon’s gravity so uneven?
May 30, 2013Simulations based on GRAIL data show how gravitational anomalies developed early in lunar history.
Finding a gecko in the crowd
April 30, 2013A combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations.
Mapping the early history of the moon
March 7, 2013In 41st annual Killian Lecture, Maria Zuber describes looking deep into the moon’s interior to chart its early history.
When the first stars blinked on
December 5, 2012The very first stars may have turned on when the universe was 750 million years old.
GRAIL reveals a battered lunar history
December 5, 2012Twin spacecraft create a highly detailed gravity map of the moon, finding an interior pulverized by early impacts.
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.
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.
Researchers find evidence of ice content at the moon’s south pole
June 20, 2012Scientists map Shackleton crater, whose unusually bright floor may hint at the presence of ice.