Two MIT professors and five alumni recognized for outstanding contributions to astronomy research, education, and communication.
Professor led MIT department for eight years, playing pivotal leadership roles at the Institute and in physics research and community-building.
The findings will help scientists trace a black hole’s evolution as it feeds on stellar material.
MIT scientists develop low-cost, high-precision fabrication method for thin mirrors and silicon wafers
A novel photolithography technique could be a manufacturing game-changer for optical applications.
The fellowship supports research contributing to the field of planetary science and astronomy.
Named after a goddess of the dawn, the Thesan simulation of the first billion years helps explain how radiation shaped the early universe.
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.
Scientists including MIT’s Jacqueline Hewitt and Nicholas Kern share long-awaited results, getting closer to the universe’s first stars.
John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr. Award for Space Exploration honors project team’s success harvesting a sample from asteroid Bennu.
Eight postdocs and research scientists within the School of Science honored for contributions to the Institute.
Catalog of planet candidates nearly doubles in size during 2020-21.
A new study shows it’s theoretically possible. The hypothesis could be tested soon with proposed Venus-bound missions.