Dark Matter is Still Very Dark and Very Mysterious
April 24, 2017
A research report in Nature announced the results of the latest experiment designed to prove the existence of Dark matter. In short: “Dark Matter Remains Elusive” (Xiangdong, 542:172. February 9, 2017). Dark matter is a hypothetical matter type that cannot be observed with any existing telescope system but, it is claimed, accounts for about 27% […]
Dark Matter Remains Missing
March 1, 2017
How long do astronomers get to search for something that has no direct evidence?
Bizarre Bursts in Space
February 28, 2017
Astronomers don't know what they are, or where they come from, but big blasts from space have opened up a new field of research.
Wishing Upon Star Formation
November 30, 2016
Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.
Cosmologists Are Blind in the Dark
November 15, 2016
A rash of recent science articles shows that secular cosmologists have no idea where they are, or why.
SETI Communication Only Outward So Far
May 19, 2016
While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.
Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena
March 23, 2016
Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.
Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang
March 9, 2016
How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?
Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches
January 29, 2016
The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.
Early Massive Galaxies Will Require Theory Overhaul (Again)
November 18, 2015
Big bang theory didn't expect massive galaxies so early, but they've known about this problem for over a decade.
Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes
October 31, 2015
Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.
Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises
May 14, 2015
Based on the following unexpected findings, secular astronomers' ignorance of reality has reached cosmic proportions.
100,000 Galaxies Without a Sign of Life
April 19, 2015
An orbiting infrared telescope found no clear signs of life in 100,000 galaxies.
March 4, 2015
Cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm.
Double Trouble for Cosmology
January 24, 2015
Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.
Quasar Alignment Is "Spooky"
November 20, 2014
Quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.
Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe
November 10, 2014
Dark matter is still a mystery, but meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.
Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms
June 14, 2014
"When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it," say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.
Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution
March 11, 2014
Fifteen years ago, no cosmologist would have predicted mature galaxies early on, but they keep getting found – earlier and earlier.
Trouble in Cosmologyland
September 18, 2011
Underneath the veneer of certainty portrayed by TV documentaries about the universe are deep questions and controversies. Some of these briefly appear on publicly-available news stories, only to be covered by new coats of certainty. Are the new veneers fixing the problems or, instead, whitewashing serious weaknesses in current cosmological understanding? Here are some quick looks under the veneer.