TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

Planetary system orbiting an unusually quiet star is ideal for future habitability searches.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 29, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 18, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

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Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 8, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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An escape route for carbon

Study shows minerals sequester carbon for thousands of years, which may explain oxygen’s abundance in the atmosphere.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Tissue chip headed to International Space Station for osteoarthritis study

Successfully launched project aims to understand why some injuries result in develop post-traumatic osteoarthritis while others heal and recover.

Daniel J. Darling | Department of Biological Engineering | May 7, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

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TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet

Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | April 16, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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MIT celebrates 50th anniversary of historic moon landing

Symposium featuring former astronauts and other Apollo mission luminaries examines the program’s legacy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 15, 2019 | mit
~13 mins   

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Microgravity research after the International Space Station

Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 12, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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