What happens when planetary bodies go rogue? Well, that's one universal mystery that scientists didn't actually know of until a team of Japanese researchers claimed to have found 10 such free-range roamers -- and what's more, they might be shockingly common in space.
The pope's chief astronomer has written an article in the Vatican newspaper that argues that intelligent beings "created by God could exist in outer space." The article, "Aliens Are My Brother," is likely a move by the Vatican to strengthen its scientific credentials, bringing science and religion closer while maintaining papal control over the entire universe.
A committee of the International Astronomical Union, the body responsible for the naming of planets and other celestial objects, has decided to allow at least three new ?planets? into the solar system. The group made the recommendation after it was asked to resolve the Pluto controversy.