Space, astronomy and planetary science
3 Questions: Richard Binzel on the discovery of three large, near-Earth asteroids
November 7, 2013The largest asteroid is 12 miles in diameter, but poses little immediate threat to Earth.
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.
Dina Katabi and Sara Seager win MacArthur ‘genius grants’
September 25, 2013Two MIT professors are among 24 recipients nationwide of this year’s unrestricted $625,000 prizes from the MacArthur Foundation.
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.
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.
Students take control of satellites on the International Space Station
January 15, 2013200 high-school students participate in MIT’s annual Zero Robotics competition.
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.
NASA-JPL director Charles Elachi talks about latest Mars mission
September 18, 2012Curiosity is the most ambitious planetary rover mission ever, but it’s just one of the many exploratory projects JPL is undertaking.
Four from MIT win prestigious Guggenheim fellowships
April 17, 2012Doeleman, Hughes, Makan and Yablo among 181 recipients for 2012.
Marwan Hussein SDM '12: Complexity and Interplanetary Space Systems
March 18, 2012