Space, astronomy and planetary science
Team predicts satellite could locate hundreds of Earth-sized planets
January 12, 2010Researchers say proposed satellite could represent astronomy’s ‘next big leap’ — one that may help find signs of life elsewhere in the universe.
John Holdren keynote at AeroAstro Giant Leaps
January 12, 2010The next 'Giant Leaps' in energy, environment and air transportation
Reporter’s Notebook: Where do we go from here?
December 16, 2009At MIT forum, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine and other aerospace experts discuss the future of human spaceflight.
John Harrington PhD '58, first director of the MIT Center for Space Research, dies at 90
December 15, 2009
Astronaut and orthopedic surgeon Bobby Satcher tweets his NASA mission
November 30, 2009The shuttle Atlantis brought seven astronauts including Robert Satcher ’86, PhD ’93, an orthopedic surgeon who tweeted through space, back to Earth on Nov. 27, after a 11-day NASA mission to stock the International Space Station.
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
Asteroids honor and motivate young scientists
October 6, 2009Since 2001, MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Ceres Connection program, in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union, has celebrated more than 1,500 science fair winners by naming minor planets in their honor.
3 questions: Ben Weiss discusses what a wet moon might mean
September 29, 2009The planetary scientist explores the implications of the recent discovery of water on the lunar surface.
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.
Echoes of the birth of the universe
August 20, 2009Results of cosmic analysis set new limits on gravitational waves that could have come from the Big Bang, and begin to constrain current theories about universe formation
Taking space in stride
August 13, 2009New analysis could lead to better lunar, Mars spacesuits
New planet-finder shows its power
August 6, 2009Kepler orbiting telescope should soon find alien Earths
Jupiter, solar system's 'big bully,' takes a punch
July 30, 2009Apparent strike by comet highlights planet's benefit to Earth, MIT professor says
Also labeled: Earth and atmospheric sciences
Landing Apollo via Cambridge
July 17, 2009
Recalling the 'Giant Leap'
July 17, 2009
Recalling the day of the 'Giant Leap'
July 17, 2009
MIT research is moon-bound
June 19, 2009
In space, past is prologueSubscribe
June 12, 2009Giant Leaps celebrates Apollo, looks to future missions.