Earthrise 2015 LRO

Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories

January 10, 2017 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.

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Excuses for Missing Dark Matter

January 9, 2017 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Astronomers display creativity at rationalizing their inability to find what they believe makes up the bulk of the universe.

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Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened

December 24, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyBible and TheologyDating MethodsEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSolar System

Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.

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Cassini at Saturn

Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn’s Youth

December 10, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.

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Wishing Upon Star Formation

November 30, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.

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Can Radioactive Decay Constants Vary?

November 28, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Three physicists claim to see cyclical variations in beta decay rates of two elements correlated with solar neutrino flux.

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Cosmologists Are Blind in the Dark

November 15, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

A rash of recent science articles shows that secular cosmologists have no idea where they are, or why.

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Activity on Planets Suggests Youth

November 11, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?

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Solar System Theories Challenged

October 25, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong,” say two astronomers who discovered something “very bizarre.”

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Trending: Moons With Oceans

October 14, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Europa has one. Enceladus has one. Titan might have one. Now, it seems every moon wants an ocean under its crust.

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Cassini at Saturn

SaturNews and TitaNews

September 16, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

New findings are running rings around planetary theories of old age, particularly in the Saturn system.

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Dawn of a Young Ceres

September 10, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

The largest asteroid has a problem: she’s too young to get a date.

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SETI Mania Strikes Again

September 4, 2016 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePolitics and EthicsSETI

Another unexplained anomaly has SETI enthusiasts scrambling for their telescopes.

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Dark Matter: Now You See It, Now You Don’t

August 30, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

All detectors fail to find dark matter. So how can a whole galaxy be made of it?

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Hope, Not Evidence, Drives Astrobiology

August 25, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETISolar System

Earth-size exoplanets are not evidence for alien life. They are evidence for orbiting bodies.

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Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions

August 19, 2016 in AstronomyBotanyDating MethodsFossilsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSolar System

Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.

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Secularists Use Intelligent Design Reasoning

August 18, 2016 in AstronomyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETI

Data from a star are hard to reconcile with natural causes. Are super-intelligent aliens at work?

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Mars Life Hopes Reduced

August 12, 2016 in AstronomyCell BiologyEducationFossilsGeologyMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSolar System

Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.

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Is Dark Matter Going the Way of Phlogiston?

July 21, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

There is no exotic dark matter, according to the most sensitive search to date. The ramifications for cosmology are enormous.

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Let There Be Light Puzzles for Cosmologists

July 13, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Far from a smooth, gradual transition, bright galaxies popped onto the scene suddenly.

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