The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
By making their own lava and cooled glass, scientists find these materials likely aren’t responsible for the unexpected glow of some exoplanets.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
Findings also suggest exoplanets lying within habitable zones may be susceptible to ice ages.
July 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
July 1, 2020 • ~5 min
Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.
June 2, 2020 • ~8 min
When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
May 4, 2020 • ~9 min
MIT planetary scientists partner with computer scientists to find exoplanets.
Sept. 23, 2019 • ~8 min
Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission.
April 16, 2019 • ~6 min
An expert in instrumentation and early universe observations, Simcoe succeeds Jacqueline Hewitt as head of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.
Jan. 10, 2019 • ~3 min
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