Rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet is missing an atmosphere

Study reports on search for an atmosphere around a planet somewhat similar to ours.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 19, 2019 | mit
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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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Quantum measurement could improve gravitational wave detection sensitivity

Research could enable a new suite of experiments to measure quantum activity at room temperature.

Brittany Flaherty | School of Science | May 1, 2019 | mit
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X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

Pulse pattern suggests distant black hole must be spinning at least at 50 percent the speed of light.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 9, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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MIT researchers discuss the new "multi-messenger" era of astrophysics research | MIT News

Mavalvala, Evans, Frebel, Katsavounidis, and Vitale discuss the science behind LIGO's observations of a neutron star collision.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science | Oct. 18, 2017
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Why isn’t the universe as bright as it should be? | MIT News

Study explains why galaxies don’t churn out as many stars as they should.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 4, 2015
~9 mins |

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