The fellowship supports research contributing to the field of planetary science and astronomy.
Among thousands of known exoplanets, MIT astronomers flag three that are actually stars.
The planet’s night side likely hosts iron clouds, titanium rain, and winds that dwarf Earth’s jetstream.
Catalog of planet candidates nearly doubles in size during 2020-21.
The boiling new world, which zips around its star at ultraclose range, is among the lightest exoplanets found to date.
A newly discovered “ultrahot Jupiter” has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant.
Such planetary smashups are likely common in young solar systems, but they haven’t been directly observed.
Not just an exoplanet-finder anymore, TESS yields diverse astrophysics results at second science conference.
MIT scientists present exoplanet data at the 237th American Astronomical Society meeting.
MIT-led NASA mission finds a multi-planetary system that could be an “ideal laboratory” to study planetary formation and evolution.
Pioneer in exoplanet research helped transform the burgeoning field into one of the fastest-growing and most exciting in space science.
The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.
By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.
Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages.