The TESSERAE project, a design for self-assembling space structures and habitats, has sent prototypes to the International Space Station.
Brent Minchew leads two proposals to better understand glacial physics and predict sea-level rise as part of MIT's Climate Grand Challenges competition.
Among thousands of known exoplanets, MIT astronomers flag three that are actually stars.
The computer-vision technique behind these maps could help avoid contrail production, reducing aviation’s climate impact.
If wildfires become larger and more frequent, they might stall ozone recovery for years.
Catalog of planet candidates nearly doubles in size during 2020-21.
A levitating vehicle might someday explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces.
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.
Co-Investigator Scientist Professor Richard Binzel discusses NASA’s latest interplanetary mission, which is co-led by Cathy Olkin ’88, PhD ’96.
Not just an exoplanet-finder anymore, TESS yields diverse astrophysics results at second science conference.