A newly discovered planet called Proxima b is tantalizingly close to Earth and lies within the right distance of its star to support life. For Cordula Robinson, associate teaching professor in the Geospatial Information Technology program, the discovery suggests that “life outside of our solar system is a possibility.” Here, she explains why all of us should take note of our nearest interstellar neighbor.
Northeastern and MIT are the only universities in the country chosen by NASA to perform advanced research and development work on humanoid robots—robots that could play a role in NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars.
Marsette Vona, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, explains the challenges of controlling a Martian rover.
Art, Media and Design student Madeleine San Martin practically grew up inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which celebrated its most recent victory with the successful landing of the Mini Cooper-sized […]