Brewing up Earth’s earliest life | MIT News

Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 8, 2018 ~9 min

 chemistry  space  geology  environment  biology  emissions  research  school-of-science  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  eaps  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Lessons in NASA leadership | MIT News

Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa and AeroAstro Professor Dava Newman share experiences as leaders of the U.S. space program.

Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
April 5, 2018 ~5 min

 nasa  school-of-engineering  special-events-and-guest-speakers  technology-and-society  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  gel-program

Computer searches telescope data for evidence of distant planets | MIT News

Machine-learning system uses physics principles to augment data from NASA crowdsourcing project.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
March 29, 2018 ~7 min

 machine-learning  astronomy  artificial-intelligence  big-data  research  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  planetary-science  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  eaps  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

Scientists detect radio echoes of a black hole feeding on a star | MIT News

Signals suggest black hole emits a jet of energy proportional to the stellar material it gobbles up.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 18, 2018 ~8 min

 physics  astrophysics  astronomy  research  black-holes  school-of-science  kavli-institute  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Modeling the universe | MIT News

MIT's Mark Vogelsberger and an international astrophysics team have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation.

Julia Keller | School of Science • mit
Jan. 31, 2018 ~7 min

 physics  astrophysics  space  dark-matter  research  black-holes  school-of-science  kavli-institute  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Prototypes for the new space age | MIT News

The Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative shares results and next steps from its first zero gravity research mission.

MIT Media Lab • mit
Jan. 26, 2018 ~5 min

 space  research  students  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  special-events-and-guest-speakers  faculty  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Two from AeroAstro named to Aviation Week's “20 Twenties” for 2018 | MIT News

Grad students Alexa Aguilar and Arthur J. Brown receive honor that recognizes outstanding student academic performance, civic contributions, and research.

Bill Litant | Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
Jan. 17, 2018 ~4 min

 space  nasa  graduate  autonomous-vehicles  awards-honors-and-fellowships  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-engineering  diversity-and-inclusion  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  aeronautics-and-astronautics

Citizen scientists discover five tightly packed exoplanets | MIT News

The planetary system’s dense configuration gives clues to its formation

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2018 ~7 min

 astrophysics  astronomy  exoplanets  department-of-physics  research  tess  school-of-science  kavli-institute  planetary-science  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Drug manufacturing that’s out of this world | MIT News

Continuous-flow chemistry device used for drug production could find use in long-duration space missions.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 5, 2018 ~9 min

 chemistry  startups  agriculture  manufacturing  industry  food  water  pharmaceuticals  drug-development  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  biological-engineering  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  chemical-engineering  oil-and-gas

Scientists observe supermassive black hole in infant universe | MIT News

Findings present a puzzle as to how such a huge object could have grown so quickly.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 6, 2017 ~7 min

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

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