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Researchers now report that they can use this gamma ray radiation to infer the number of small asteroids in different groups of small solar system bodies.
The team operating the Laser Interferometer Gravity-wave Observatory (LIGO) reported that the pulsar at the center of the Crab Nebula must have an extremely smooth surface.
Fred Kavli and The Kavli Foundation have made a pledge of $7.5 million to KIPAC the for an endowment that will support the institute's s research programs.
Astronomers, including MIT's Joshua Winn, reported the first observations of a plant in the middle stages of formation.
A half-mile down in an old iron ore mine in Minnesota, incredibly sensitive detectors have been waiting for a particle of dark matter to make itself known.
NASA has selected a proposal by an MIT-led team to develop plans for an array of radio telescopes on the far side of the moon that would probe the earliest formation of the basic structures of the universe.
MIT faculty and students will play substantial roles on two of the seven teams that NASA selected to be part of its virtual Lunar Science Institute.
The University of Cambridge and the Kavli Foundation announced today their intention to establish a new institute to probe the beginnings of the cosmos.
KIYP China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the KIAA at Peking University will be part of a dozen-strong worldwide network.