After nearly two decades struggling for approval, the NASA-funded New Horizons mission to Pluto finally reached the launch pad in January 2006. Nine-and-a-half years later the piano-sized spacecraft entered the Pluto system, revealing an amazingly bizarre planetary world.
A new landslide prediction model from Dino Bellugi, Taylor Perron, and Paul O’Gorman could help communities prepare for disaster in the face of changing climate.
Geophysicist Brad Hager is using our understanding of seismology and geology to find ways to responsibly extract carbon energy resources embedded underground, and to capture carbon emissions and return them deep into the earth.
Earth. Planets. Climate. Life. Get to know four of our students and the breadth of thesis topics from across the EAPS spectrum of research.
A recent celebration honored Professors Peter Stone and Paola Rizzoli’s ongoing dedication to EAPS and MIT through their research, teaching, and newly-announced endowment of an EAPS professorship in their names.
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