MIT scientists identify first magmas generated in solar system’s building blocks, unexpectedly answering questions about meteorites and formation of rocky planets.
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When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
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MIT Haystack Observatory researchers coauthor a paper announcing the observation of a surprising structure in a distant quasar, 3C 279.
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The existence of a magnetic field beyond 3.5 billion years ago is still up for debate.
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Samuel Birch, a new Heising-Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellow at MIT, will investigate the surfaces of outer solar system objects.
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A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.
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MIT engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid.
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Findings suggest the moon’s magnetic field was produced by the fallout of a crystallizing iron core.
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Michael Calzadilla and colleagues describe a violent black hole outburst that provides new insight into galaxy cluster evolution.
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