Astronomy Grab Bag
December 29, 2012
For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.
Titan Is as Titan Does
December 23, 2012
Saturn's giant moon Titan keeps revealing mysterious dynamics in the here and now, leaving interpretation to fallible scientists who sometimes predicted otherwise.
Are Scientists Capable of Stupidity?
December 2, 2012
Scientists are only people, and most people do or say dumb things sometimes. You can decide how to classify these "scientific" ideas.
Mars Radiation May Not Be That Bad
November 18, 2012
Data from the Curiosity rover's RAD instrument seem to indicate astronauts could survive radiation reaching the surface.
Making Saturn's Moons with a Bang
October 18, 2012
Impacts are a favorite tool for planetary scientists to create beautiful things.
The Missing Zinc: Moon Rocks Still Tell Tales
October 18, 2012
Apollo ended 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong is dead, but lunar geologists are still using the moon rocks they brought home to construct a story of the moon's "evolution".
More Evidence Our Solar System Is Uniquely Suited for Life
October 16, 2012
With over 2,000 extrasolar planets found around nearly as many stars, there's still no place like home.
Weekend Grab Bag
October 14, 2012
Here are links to recent science findings and claims sure to stimulate thinking and further research.
Planets and Moons Beneath the Surface
September 29, 2012
Can science peel back the surfaces of objects to see what's underneath? Can they go under the observations to find the explanations?
Hopes for Wet Mars Diminished
September 11, 2012
The clays on Mars that were thought to be indicative of a wet past could, instead, be formed by volcanoes.
Star Chemistry Constrains Habitable Zone
September 8, 2012
The chemistry of a parent star can have drastic effects on the habitability of an earth-like planet.
Turning Astrobiology Surprises Into Evolutionary Fiction
September 2, 2012
There's never been a surprise that a good astrobiologist hasn't been able to spin into an evolutionary tale.
Origin-of-Life Researchers Excited Over Nothing
August 30, 2012
The phrase "building blocks of life" is pregnant with misinformation.
Sun, Moon and Stars in the News
August 17, 2012
What's up in astronomy? Surprises, by heavens.
Curiosity Set to Explore Mars
August 6, 2012
Having survived its nail-biting entry, descent and landing, the Curiosity rover is ready to roll on Mars.