3 Questions: Sara Seager on searching for Earth-like planets
November 23, 2009MIT planetary scientist discusses projects that aim to discover distant planets similar to our own, and what we can learn when we find them
Tracking icy objects, across the globe
October 8, 2009Pilot project sets the stage for MIT-led globe-girdling efforts to learn about icy relics of the solar system's birth.
Oddball stars explained
September 16, 2009New observations solve longstanding mystery of tipped rotation. In addition to shedding light on how binary stars form, the explanation knocks down a possible challenge to Einstein's theory of relativity.
The hunt for dark matter
September 16, 2009MIT physicists are working on new detectors that may, at last, help them find the elusive particles thought to constitute up to a quarter of the universe.
Dark gamma-ray bursts are more flighty than shy, astronomers findSubscribe
November 19, 2003