Spotlight Shining On PlutoWell, not quite, but the tiny, icy world is getting front-page, prime-time attention for its first visit by a spacecraft — NASA's New Horizons.
NASA Picks Boeing And SpaceX To Ferry AstronautsOn Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years
Study: Alien Planets Could Host Life For Up To 10 Trillion YearsGeothermal activity can be generated by the gravitational pull of a planetary companion.
Anthropologist: Space Colonies Should Have At Least 40,000 PeopleBased on terrestrial population studies, an Oregon scientist says 40,000 men and women would be the ideal number to start an extraterrestrial colony.
Astronomers Detect Beginning Of The Big BangResearchers have found evidence of an incredibly rapid expansion of the universe a mere fraction of a second after the Big Bang.
NASA Announces 'Mother Lode' Of New PlanetsAstronomers say they have discovered 715 new extrasolar planets.
Fans Of Chinese Lunar Rover Await NewsRover's final message before going into hibernation, "Goodnight Earth. Goodnight humanity."
New Supernova Could Help Scientists Understand Secrets Of The UniverseClosest supernova since 1987 could reveal clues about the origin of the universe.

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