The setup is that astronaut Catherine Wells has returned to Earth after a nine year absence, the sole survivor of a interstellar mission written off as a complete loss years earlier. She has no recollection of the critical portions of her journey, and thus cannot explain where her crewmates are, why she was gone for so long, and how she got back.
Science Corner: Take Me to Your Victrola
Truly universal truths can be more elusive than they seem.
Science Corner: Arithmophobia & Other Language Barriers
It’s like reading a foreign language without ever acquiring a significant vocabulary; you never stop needing to look up terms in the dictionary.