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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Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies.
June 17, 2019 • ~5 min
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Symposium featuring former astronauts and other Apollo mission luminaries examines the program’s legacy.
March 15, 2019 • ~13 min
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Mars expert John Grotzinger tells the story of exploration and the search for ancient life on the red planet at the annual Carlson Lecture.
Oct. 31, 2018 • ~7 min
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Program users can tinker with landing and path planning scenarios to identify optimal landing sites for Mars rovers.
Sept. 26, 2018 • ~9 min
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Graduate student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate and builds connections in her academic community.
June 22, 2018 • ~8 min
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Discovery adds to evidence suggesting that Mars was at one time habitable.
June 7, 2018 • ~5 min
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A multidisciplinary team of MIT students and postdocs wins an international competition focused on building sustainably on Mars.
Oct. 31, 2017 • ~4 min
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Annual conference explores the rise and distant future of the private space industry.
March 14, 2017 • ~11 min
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An LA-area alumna is on board for the new space race.
Feb. 6, 2017 • ~4 min
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