The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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The primary objective of CHEOPS is to better understand the planets that we’ve already found. And its mission is now in full swing.
May 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT planetary scientists partner with computer scientists to find exoplanets.
Sept. 23, 2019 • ~8 min
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Led by Laura Kreidberg, a Clay Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a new study shows that LHS 3844b, a terrestrial exoplanet orbiting a small sun 48.6 light-years away, has no detectable atmosphere
Aug. 20, 2019 • ~4 min
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Planetary system orbiting an unusually quiet star is ideal for future habitability searches.
July 29, 2019 • ~7 min
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Physics professor brought leadership, resources, and an intellectual focus to the MIT astrophysics faculty and research staff during 15 years at the helm.
Nov. 29, 2018 • ~7 min
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Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.
May 18, 2018 • ~3 min
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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.
May 3, 2018 • ~7 min
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