How a sudden stratospheric warming affected the Northern Hemisphere

Research from MIT Haystack Observatory finds a stratospheric warming event over Antarctica linked to anomalies in near-Earth space above North America and Europe.

Nancy Wolfe Kotary | MIT Haystack Observatory • mit
July 22, 2021 ~4 min

Saving the radome

Student-led efforts preserve iconic campus landmark for future generations of education and research.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
May 7, 2021 ~7 min

Aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, MOXIE creates oxygen on Mars

Thanks to an MIT-designed instrument, a NASA mission has produced oxygen on another planet for the first time.

Nancy Kotary | Sara Cody | Haystack Observatory | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
April 21, 2021 ~3 min

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87’s black hole

New image of M87 reveals how it looks in polarized light.

MIT Haystack Observatory • mit
March 24, 2021 ~10 min

The wobbling shadow of the M87* black hole

Analysis of Event Horizon Telescope observations from 2009 to 2017 reveals turbulent evolution of the M87* black hole image.

Nancy Wolfe Kotary | MIT Haystack Observatory • mit
Sept. 23, 2020 ~5 min

MIT-led team to develop software to help forecast space storms

National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Event Horizon Telescope observes a black hole-powered jet

MIT Haystack Observatory researchers coauthor a paper announcing the observation of a surprising structure in a distant quasar, 3C 279.

Nancy Wolfe Kotary | MIT Haystack Observatory • mit
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Working together as a “virtual telescope,” observatories around the world produce first direct images of a black hole

Images reveal supermassive black hole at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 10, 2019 ~14 min

Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

ESO, ALMA, and APEX contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87. (Press release)

MIT News Office • mit
April 10, 2019 ~14 min

Experiencing the Great American Solar Eclipse | MIT News

Thousands attend MIT solar eclipse-watching parties on campus, at the MIT Wallace Observatory, and in Rexburg, Idaho.

Nancy Kotary | Haystack Observatory • mit
Aug. 29, 2017 ~4 min

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