"We're getting closer and closer to finding a habitable world."
- SARA SEAGERplanetary physicist, on the discovery of two earth-size planets orbiting a distant star
"It looked like hell on earth. I have never seen a ball of fire that huge."
- BOB PELLEGRINI,a San Bruno, Calif., resident, after an explosion apparently fueled by a ruptured gas line tore through the San Francisco suburb
"Our biggest surprise was that the new results agreed so closely with the warming values published previously."
- RICHARD MULLERBerkley Earth Project founder, on a new report that was set up in the wake of the "Climategate" affair, showing that the earth's surface is getting warmer. It used new methods and data only to find the same conclusions
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