By tradition, the moons of Pluto have names associated with Hades and the underworld. But there's plenty of possibilities to choose from - and the discoverers of the planet's two tiniest moons are inviting the public to name them.
Scientists at the SETI Institute are to pop their headphones back on and start listening out for aliens once again, thanks to new funding.
So the Allen Telescope Array is back online, courtesy of the SETI Institute and wealthy American philanthropists like Paul Allen, Larry Niven and Jodie Foster. But here's why SETI is an utter waste of time.
A shortage of funding has forced SETI's Allen Telescope Array (ATA) - used to search for signs of alien life - to shut down.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is turning its focus once again on some of the stars that were its very first targets back in 1960.
A team of researchers says that rocks in the Nili Fossae region of Mars may contain the fossilized remains of life.
A new radio astronomy facility has started mapping the universe at very low wavelengths and looking for messages from other civilisations.