Space, astronomy and planetary science
Robots go head to head, 250 miles above Earth
January 25, 2012Third annual Zero Robotics competition pits robots against each other on the International Space Station.
3 Questions: Jeffrey Hoffman on the Space Shuttle at 30
April 12, 2011Anniversary of the first shuttle flight comes just as it nears retirement, but the vehicle has changed space travel dramatically.
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.