"We're filling in the blanks on everything in the universe from near-Earth objects to forming galaxies."
- PETER EISENHARDT,scientist with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on the abilities of the new space telescope WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer). In six months, it found 25,000 new asteroids
"At these temperatures, seeds for important crops like wheat, barley and peas can last for up to 1,000 years.
- CARY FOWLERof the Global Crop Diversity Trust, on the creation of a "doomsday vault" in Norway to house seeds from key foods in case of nuclear war, asteroids or dangerous climate change
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