NASA has determined the exact point where its huge UARS climate satellite fell to Earth. It's in the Pacific Ocean.
Brown dwarf: Over a period of several hours, the star exhibited the largest brightness variations ever seen on a cool brown dwarf.
Super-Earth: The newfound haul of alien planets includes 16 super-Earths, which are potentially rocky worlds that are more massive than our planet. One in particular has captured astronomers' attention because it orbits at the edge of its star's habitable zone, suggesting conditions could be ripe to support life.
Jodie Foster, who portrayed a scientist working for the SETI Institute in the 1997 science-fiction film 'Contact,' has donated to help revive the ailing project, which was forced to close some of its radio telescopes earlier this year.
Solar storms have been picking up since 2008. A new flare Tuesday is the biggest in several years and is part of a pattern of solar storms scheduled to last until 2020.
Alien fossils have been discovered in meteorites from outer space, claims a NASA astrobiologist. Other scientists are urging caution.
Solar flare: A massive blast of charged particles ejected from the sun Monday has triggered a geomagnetic storm that is disrupting radio communications.
Toyota recall: NASA says that the 'sticky' accelerator pedals that killed at least 50 people and led to a recall of nearly 8 million cars last year were not the result of faulty electronics.
There will be many eyes checking out the inaugural flight of the private Falcon 9 rocket Friday, launching from Florida.