Richard Binzel describes how asteroid dirt and dust delivered by OSIRIS-Rex, with help from MIT, may reveal clues to the solar system’s origins.
The MIT-led Cosmic Explorer project aims to detect gravitational waves from the earliest universe.
The frosty gas giant was discovered in a system that also hosts a warm Jupiter.
Faculty members were recently granted tenure in the departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, EAPS, and Physics.
The next run will be the most sensitive search yet for gravitational waves.
Statistics tools support the idea that all radio bursts may repeat if observed long enough.
Longtime MIT faculty member led investigations into cosmic-ray physics and gamma-ray and X-ray astronomy.
Seven staff members honored for their dedication to the School of Science and to the Institute.
Since his first encounter with a research telescope, the astrophysics professor hasn't slowed in his quest to understand the behavior of galaxies.
Earth will meet a similar fate in 5 billion years.
The event was spotted in infrared data — also a first — suggesting further searches in this band could turn up more such bursts.
The 2D map of this “disk wind” may reveal clues to galaxy formation.