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.
Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales
October 22, 2015
Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.
Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates
October 19, 2015
It's hard to tell when things crashed into each other.
New Thoughts on Habitable Planets
October 9, 2015
Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?
Do You Know How Lucky You Are to Live on Earth?
September 22, 2015
The factors that make life possible came together so beautifully, even materialists have trouble knowing why we're here.
"Overdose of Awesomeness": New Pluto Images Show Unpredicted Activity
September 17, 2015
More images have been released from New Horizons' July 14 flyby of Pluto, showing youthful mountains, glaciers and an escaping atmosphere.
Astrobiology: The Joy of Being Wrong
August 18, 2015
An astrobiologist looks forward to the day when everything he says is totally wrong.
Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly
August 15, 2015
As much as they want to imagine planets forming from dust, secular astronomers run into insurmountable difficulties.
Big Bang Antimatter Problem Deepens
August 13, 2015
The most precise measurements ever show that particles and their antiparticles are perfect mirror images of each other.
August 11, 2015
Modern cosmology is in a battle against the observations, and the observations might just win.
August 8, 2015
Cassini keeps revealing puzzling phenomena in the Saturn system that challenge traditional theories and date estimates.
Seriously, Ceres and Comets Look Surprising
August 5, 2015
Here are surprises found at asteroid Ceres and Comet 67P by spacecraft arriving there this year.
July 29, 2015
Here are some animals, some common and some little-known, whose abilities astonish scientists.
Ski Pluto: Glaciers Are Flowing
July 28, 2015
Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere.
You Wouldn't Want to Live on "Earth's Cousin"
July 24, 2015
Despite the hype about another Earth-like exoplanet, Kepler 452b would not be as habitable as Venus.