Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages.
July 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Geological evidence suggests the known dinosaur groups diverged early on, supporting the traditional dinosaur family tree.
July 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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New model answers longstanding question of how these sudden flows happen; may expand understanding of Antarctic ice sheets.
June 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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Solar geoengineering proposals will weaken extratropical storm tracks in both hemispheres, scientists find.
June 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”
May 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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MIT scientists identify first magmas generated in solar system’s building blocks, unexpectedly answering questions about meteorites and formation of rocky planets.
May 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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The existence of a magnetic field beyond 3.5 billion years ago is still up for debate.
April 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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Samuel Birch, a new Heising-Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellow at MIT, will investigate the surfaces of outer solar system objects.
April 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT researchers describe factors governing how oceans and atmospheres move heat around on Earth and other planetary bodies.
March 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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