Every so often, pieces of heaven crash into Earth, and Ruben Garcia is looking for them. Aboard his trusty Jeep, the meteorite hunter rides the Arizona landscape, searching for space rocks with a magnetic golf club.
Once finished, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will capture over 800 images of every patch of the sky for an entire decade. The results, says one astronomer, will allow researchers to “answer fundamentally different questions about the universe.”
After years of trying, Russian scientists say they have drilled into an Antarctic lake that is buried beneath more than two miles of ice. They are looking for signs of life that haven’t been exposed to sky in 20 million years.