Five MIT payloads deployed on the International Space Station

A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.

Janine Liberty | MIT Media Lab
March 25, 2020 | mit

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How to deflect an asteroid

MIT engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Feb. 18, 2020 | mit

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Study reveals details of “golf ball asteroid”

A tilted orbit may explain the asteroid Pallas’ highly cratered surface.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Feb. 10, 2020 | mit

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Scientists pin down timing of lunar dynamo’s demise

Findings suggest the moon’s magnetic field was produced by the fallout of a crystallizing iron core.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Jan. 1, 2020 | mit

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The billion-year belch

Michael Calzadilla and colleagues describe a violent black hole outburst that provides new insight into galaxy cluster evolution.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science
Dec. 23, 2019 | mit

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A sign that aliens could stink

A molecule that’s known for its smelly and poisonous nature on Earth may be a sure-fire sign of extraterrestrial life.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Dec. 18, 2019 | mit

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Is there dark matter at the center of the Milky Way?

A new analysis puts dark matter back in the game as a possible source of energy excess at the galactic center.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Dec. 10, 2019 | mit

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New instrument extends LIGO’s reach

Technology “squeezes” out quantum noise so more gravitational wave signals can be detected.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Dec. 5, 2019 | mit

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Phoenix cluster is cooler than expected

With increasingly advanced data, Michael McDonald and colleagues study a galaxy cluster bursting with new stars.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science
Nov. 20, 2019 | mit

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3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space

MIT and University of Colorado researchers are collaborating on an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
Nov. 1, 2019 | mit

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