SPACE http://www.space.com/19201-most-earth-like-alien-planet.html (1/10, Moskowitz) reports, "A possible alien planet discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope is the most Earth-like world yet detected beyond our solar system, scientists say." If confirmed, the new planet would be 1.5 times the size of the Earth and would be located in its star's habitable zone.
The Sutter's Mill meteorite fell to ground on 22 April 2012 and shortly thereafter searches were instigated for samples by NASA-ARC and SETI personnel in cooperation with multiple volunteers from the public.
NASA mission news - SOFIA Upgrades: Integrating Telescope Onboard Command and Control Systems. NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft has recently received major upgrades to its observatory and avionics systems that will significantly improve the systems' efficiency and operability.