By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.
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Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages.
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
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Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.
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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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