Obama Sees Manned Missions to Mars - NYTimes.com: "''I expect to be around to see it,'' he said of pioneering U.S. trips, first to an asteroid and then on to Mars. He spoke near the historic Kennedy Space Center launch pads that sent the first men to the moon, a blunt rejoinder to critics, including several former astronauts, who contend his planned changes will instead deal a staggering blow to the nation's manned space program."
Mysterious Radio Waves Emitted From Nearby Galaxy - Space - io9: "There is something strange in the cosmic neighbourhood. An unknown object in the nearby galaxy M82 has started sending out radio waves, and the emission does not look like anything seen anywhere in the universe before."
Confirmed: Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers | SCI FI Wire: "Stop us if you've heard this before, but Deadline Hollywood is confirming that rumor that Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon is in final talks to direct Marvel's proposed The Avengers movie."