Thanks to an MIT-designed instrument, a NASA mission has produced oxygen on another planet for the first time.
New image of M87 reveals how it looks in polarized light.
Following touchdown, MOXIE will brew up oxygen while geologists comb for sediments to sample.
Sebring founded the Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation and led Haystack Observatory from 1970 to 1980.
National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.
Led by MIT researchers, one of the experiments aboard the next mission to the Red Planet aims to generate oxygen from Martian air.
MIT Haystack Observatory researchers coauthor a paper announcing the observation of a surprising structure in a distant quasar, 3C 279.
Awards program annually recognizes three early-career scientists under 35 who have made outstanding contributions to astronomy.
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics awarded to Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration for black hole observation
Nearly 30 MIT-affiliated researchers will share in the prize, while David Jay Julius ’77 wins Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences; assistant professor of physics Max Metlitski shares New Horizons prize with Xie Chen PhD ’12 and Michael Levin PhD ’06.
Won Rumford Medal in 1971 for his pioneering work in very long baseline astronomy.
Working together as a “virtual telescope,” observatories around the world produce first direct images of a black hole
Images reveal supermassive black hole at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy.
"Magic-angle" graphene named 2018 Breakthrough of the Year; first ionic plane and earliest evidence of hydrogen gas named to top 10 breakthroughs.