• Pluto, here we come – finally

    WASHINGTON — It is not often that one can personally witness history in the making as it happens. But thanks to the Internet all of us can tune in now to watch a spacefaring voyage…

  • More indications there is life in outer space

    Three new research articles show that the conditions for life as we know it here on Earth exist in the universe.

  • A crowded universe

    For many years, astronomers thought it to be a good possibility that planets other than those in our own solar system existed around other stars. The problem was that they needed proof to confirm the theory and exoplanet ponderings. It took the decades-long technological evolution of our instruments, telescopes, computers and eventually spacecraft for astronomers to get into the realm of exoplanets.