LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Weinstein Company has officially responded to a lawsuit by two animated filmmakers who claim that Harvey and Bob Weinstein botched the release of computer-animated movie "Escape from Planet Earth" and then paid $500,000 in hush money to keep the dispute quiet o Full story
This article was updated at 4:50 p.m. ET. The recent announcement by a NASA scientist of evidence for alien life in meteorites from outer space has created a firestorm of controversy that researchers say is unlikely to die down anytime soon. Full story
Even as some astronomers start shoveling dirt on the much-heralded "first potentially habitable" alien world – a planet called Gliese 581g – its co-discoverer is vigorously defending the find. Full story
This story was updated at 10:16 p.m. ET. SEATTLE — Astronomers announced the discovery today (Jan. 10) of the first "unquestionably rocky" alien world — a planet called Kepler-10b. Full story
Star gazers are being treated to a cosmic show as Jupiter makes its closest pass in a generation to planet Earth. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
This graphic shows the 1,235 candidate planets reported so far by NASA's Kepler mission, in proportion to their parent stars. For comparison's sake, our own sun is shown as well. It's just below the top row on the right, with Jupiter and Earth silhouetted against the disk.