Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world

When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 4, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: astronomy astrophysics biology bacteria eaps exoplanets kavli-institute planetary-science research space astronomy-and-planetary-science space-exploration school-of-engineering school-of-science

How to detect life on Mars

Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies.

Fatima Husain | EAPS • mit
June 17, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: eaps school-of-science dna mars planetary-science space-exploration microchips biology space astronomy-and-planetary-science research

Danielle Wood joins Media Lab faculty | MIT News

MIT alumna is establishing a new research group aimed at harnessing space engineering to improve life on Earth.

MIT Media Lab • mit
Aug. 28, 2017 ~6 min

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TESS mission to discover new planets moves toward launch | MIT News

Satellite’s cameras have been delivered by MIT researchers and passed NASA inspection.

Helen Knight | MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research • mit
Aug. 4, 2017 ~6 min

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MIT space hotel wins NASA graduate design competition | MIT News

Module would serve as a commercially owned space station, featuring a luxury hotel as the primary anchor tenant and NASA as a temporary co-anchor tenant.

System Design and Management Program • mit
June 28, 2017 ~5 min

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NASA selects three from MIT for astronaut training | MIT News

Chari, Hoburg, and Moghbeli, all with ties to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, represent a quarter of NASA's astronaut candidate Class of 2017.

Bill Litant | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
June 13, 2017 ~2 min

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Media Lab sets sights on space | MIT News

MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier.

Margaret Evans | MIT Media Lab • mit
March 14, 2017 ~14 min

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Joy Buolamwini wins national contest for her work fighting bias in machine learning | MIT News

Media Lab graduate student selected from over 7,300 entrants, awarded $50,000 scholarship in contest inspired by the film "Hidden Figures."

MIT Media Lab • mit
Jan. 17, 2017 ~5 min

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Prepping a robot for its journey to Mars | MIT News

Senior Sarah Hensley aims to improve Earth's most advanced humanoid robot, in advance of its trip to the Red Planet.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
Oct. 18, 2016 ~4 min

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Getting real — on Mars | MIT News

Sydney Do, a PhD student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is adding authenticity to a virtual Mars experience.

William Litant | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
Jan. 26, 2016 ~4 min

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