Massachusetts Institute of Technology

December 10, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective […]
July 26, 2017

Big, Dangerous Comets More Common Than Thought

There are a lot more big, potentially dangerous comets zooming through deep space than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Astronomers have likely underestimated by a factor […]
June 18, 2017

More Alien Worlds! NASA to Announce New Exoplanet Finds Monday

NASA will announce the latest crop of planet discoveries from the Kepler Space Telescope during a briefing Monday morning (June 19). The briefing will be at 11 a.m. […]
February 22, 2017

Major discovery on planets ‘beyond our solar system’ coming from NASA

Scientists with the U.S. space agency will be on hand this afternoon to discuss new finding on exoplanets NASA scientists will hold a news conference later […]
February 21, 2017

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, […]
February 19, 2017

Who’s Out There?—What’s Most Likely?

Life is a continuum of chemical interactions, substantive responses that trigger more chemical interactions until the emergent phenomena of life are no longer sustained, and death […]
September 21, 2016

NEW EXHIBIT USES AUGMENTED REALITY TO SEND YOU TO MARS

Earlier this summer, a busload of kids used virtual reality to take a ride on Mars. Now, a new exhibit (and HoloLens headsets) gives visitors a chance to […]
July 26, 2016

VIBRATING BOOTS COULD HELP ASTRONAUTS STAY ON THEIR FEET

Walking on the surface of Mars, where the gravity is one-third of Earth’s, won’t be easy. If you dumped a wheelbarrow of rocks into a bounce-house, […]
July 10, 2016

The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

The system responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after an enterprising former NASA intern uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer code to Github this […]