The rocky world, with its baking-hot surface, is likely not habitable.
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MIT planetary scientists partner with computer scientists to find exoplanets.
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Planetary system orbiting an unusually quiet star is ideal for future habitability searches.
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Physics professor brought leadership, resources, and an intellectual focus to the MIT astrophysics faculty and research staff during 15 years at the helm.
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Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.
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Professor Sara Seager previews a new era of discovery as a leader of the TESS mission, which is expected to find some 20,000 extrasolar planets.
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Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.
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The planetary system’s dense configuration gives clues to its formation
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Satellite’s cameras have been delivered by MIT researchers and passed NASA inspection.
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Some 40 light-years away, "super-Earth" identified as new target for atmospheric study.
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