When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
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MIT planetary scientists partner with computer scientists to find exoplanets.
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Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission.
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An expert in instrumentation and early universe observations, Simcoe succeeds Jacqueline Hewitt as head of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.
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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.
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Assistant professor in EAPS and colleagues from the University of Liège were honored for groundbreaking planetary system discovery.
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Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.
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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.
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Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.
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The 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellowship provides junior scientists the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
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