Signal from 500 million light years away is the first periodic pattern of radio bursts detected.
Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.
After more than 44 years of providing satellite communications, the LES-9 workhorse retires from service with a record of groundbreaking technical achievement.
MIT research proposal for rendezvous missions with interstellar objects selected for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program.
When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
MIT Haystack Observatory researchers coauthor a paper announcing the observation of a surprising structure in a distant quasar, 3C 279.
Longtime MIT physicist and mentor created instruments that advanced high-energy physics, including the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J particle.
The existence of a magnetic field beyond 3.5 billion years ago is still up for debate.
Samuel Birch, a new Heising-Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellow at MIT, will investigate the surfaces of outer solar system objects.
A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.
Awards program annually recognizes three early-career scientists under 35 who have made outstanding contributions to astronomy.