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Early Earth Was Flat and Ocean-Covered, Secular Scientists Claim

No mountains, covered with water — does that sound vaguely familiar?
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Water Theories Evaporate

After decades of telling the public comets brought Earth's water, scientists are giving up on the idea. It was volcanoes, now they say.

Craters: Seeing Fake Patterns

Biologists build on models from geologists who build on models from planetologists. But what if the bottom model is false?

Why Astronomers Hammer Planets

Secular planetary scientists have a skeleton key that unlocks any planetary mystery: the BFH.

Juno How Old the Solar System Is?

Everyone knows the solar system is 4.5 billion years old. Everyone, that is, except Nature herself.

Titan Ethane Still Missing, and Other Planetary Puzzles

We update the problem of Titan's missing ethane and other challenges to billions of years.

Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It

The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.

Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.

New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet

Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.

Is Water Miraculous?

It depends on your definition of miracle, but one professor thinks the word might aptly be applied to H2O.

Do You Know How Lucky You Are to Live on Earth?

The factors that make life possible came together so beautifully, even materialists have trouble knowing why we're here.

Magnetic News

Magnetism is an important force in astronomy, planetary science and life. Here are news items involving magnets and magnetic fields.

Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth

Earth life cannot be unique. How about you, Mars? Europa, anything? Enceladus? Comet 67P? Please break the silence!

Fire and Brimstone: Why Earth Isn't Like Venus

Both planets have abundant sulfur, but Earth life has a way of cycling it for good.

Moon Origin Models Require Cheating

You can't get Earth's moon from a planetary collision without quasi-miraculous tweaks to the models.

Solving Moon Origin Unsolves the Last Solution

The moon's origin has been "demystified," scientists are claiming. That's what they said last time.

Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth

More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?

Comet Ocean Theory Debunked

Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.

Moon's Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size

A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.

Lunar Impact: Major Moon Basin Was Not a Big Hit

The theory of how the largest impact basin on the moon was formed has been turned upside down.

Of Planets and People

Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.

Planets Don't Fit Evolutionary Models

Secular planetary scientists are surprised by almost every object they observe in the solar system. Their models cannot reproduce our system of planets.

The Spin on Planets

As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.

Cassini Shoots "Blue Dot" of Earth

Another epic photo of Earth from space was taken on July 19 of Earth from Saturn by Cassini, and released on July 22. From Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft also portrayed Earth as a small dot.

Extrasolar Planets: Bigger and More Mortal

Many of the stars and planets found by the Kepler spacecraft are not earthlike. Also, astronomers have seen planets destroyed by their stars.

Moon Water and Magnetism Mystifies Astronomers

Two mysteries from the moon are forcing revisions to textbooks. One concerns water in moon minerals. The other concerns the moon's magnetic field.

Astronomers Wrestle with "Endless Mysteries"

Some of the biggest questions in the universe remain completely baffling to astronomers, a leading journal admitted.

Planetary Eruptions

Eruptions can come in two types: literal and figurative. Some planetary bodies are literally erupting. Others are causing figurative eruptions in theories. Here are some recent news stories about planets, moons, comets and other objects circling our sun and other stars. There hasn’t been much news from Mercury or Venus this month, so we’ll start on the home planet and work outward.