3Q: A bold mission to touch the sun | MIT News

MIT’s John Belcher discusses the launch of the Parker Solar Probe, which will fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 13, 2018 ~6 min

 physics  space  solar  nasa  research  school-of-science  3-questions  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  kavli-institute  planetary-science  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Taylor Perron named EAPS associate department head | MIT News

Expert in landscape evolution will build upon the work of outgoing associate department head Tim Grove, supporting the EAPS education mission.

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS • mit
July 19, 2018 ~6 min

 education  geology  school-of-science  education-teaching-academics  faculty  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  eaps  administration  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Could gravitational waves reveal how fast our universe is expanding? | MIT News

Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 12, 2018 ~9 min

 physics  astrophysics  space  astronomy  research  black-holes  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  kavli-institute  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  ligo

Networks in aerospace | MIT News

Graduate student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate and builds connections in her academic community.

Bridget E. Begg | Office of Graduate Education • mit
June 22, 2018 ~8 min

 women-in-stem  nasa  mars  women  profile  students  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-engineering  diversity-and-inclusion  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time | MIT News

Search considered successful “dress rehearsal” for exoplanet hunter TESS.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 20, 2018 ~7 min

 physics  astronomy  nasa  research  national-science-foundation-nsf  kavli-institute  planetary-science  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

3 Questions: Roger Summons on finding organic matter on Mars | MIT News

Discovery adds to evidence suggesting that Mars was at one time habitable.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 7, 2018 ~5 min

 space  geology  biology  nasa  mars  research  school-of-science  planetary-science  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  eaps

TESS takes initial test image | MIT News

Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.

School of Science • mit
May 18, 2018 ~3 min

 physics  astrophysics  space  astronomy  exoplanets  nasa  research  tess  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  kavli-institute  planetary-science  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  eaps  lincoln-laboratory

Ushering in the next phase of exoplanet discovery | MIT News

Professor Sara Seager previews a new era of discovery as a leader of the TESS mission, which is expected to find some 20,000 extrasolar planets.

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT • mit
May 3, 2018 ~7 min

 physics  astrophysics  astronomy  exoplanets  nasa  research  tess  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  kavli-institute  planetary-science  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  eaps  lincoln-laboratory

TESS readies for takeoff | MIT News

Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 12, 2018 ~15 min

 physics  astrophysics  astronomy  exoplanets  nasa  research  tess  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  kavli-institute  planetary-science  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  eaps  lincoln-laboratory

Dense stellar clusters may foster black hole megamergers | MIT News

Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 10, 2018 ~9 min

 physics  astrophysics  nasa  research  black-holes  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  kavli-institute  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  ligo

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