Of Planets and People
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.
Of Molecules and Men
September 27, 2014
Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.
Inflation Claim Crumbles into Dust
September 25, 2014
The much-hyped proof of cosmic inflation a few months ago has been discredited, revealing more about how science is done in the media age than about reality.
Big Bang's Lithium Problem Gets More Problematic
September 15, 2014
There's no escape; new measurements show far less lithium than predicted by the big bang, and more fine tuning than would be expected by chance.
Planets Don't Fit Evolutionary Models
September 8, 2014
Secular planetary scientists are surprised by almost every object they observe in the solar system. Their models cannot reproduce our system of planets.
Impacts: Creators or Destroyers?
September 3, 2014
Some astronomers invest a lot of creative power in bangs, crashes and explosions.
SETI Preacher Prophesies
September 2, 2014
One of the leading lights of SETI describes why he believes aliens will be found.
Moon Still Has Hot Core
August 23, 2014
Japanese scientists have determined that a soft, hot core remains in the center of the moon, contrary to expectations.
Planet Rotation Limits Habitability
August 15, 2014
Life can't exist on a planet that rotates too fast or slow. This is another Goldilocks problem for astrobiologists to consider.
New Ways to Find E.T.
August 11, 2014
SETI researchers may not have to wait by the stellar radio dial for their imaginary friends to call in. They might eavesdrop on their pollution.
Rosetta and the Stone
August 6, 2014
A historic comet rendezvous mission begins today after ten years in space.
Saturn's F-Ring Has Quieted Down
August 4, 2014
Comparing measurements over 25 years, planetary scientists have noted a drop in bright clumps in Saturn's tenuous F-ring.
Enceladus Geysers Still Unexplained
July 31, 2014
The number of geysers has topped a hundred on Saturn's overactive moon. How could they be sustained for billions of years?
Reality Check: Favored Planet Theory Dries Up
July 26, 2014
Three "hot Jupiters" sing "how dry I am," casting serious doubt on the leading theory of planet formation.
Start Over: The Evolution of Planets Is All Wrong
July 5, 2014
Ideas about planetary evolution are so far off base with observations of exoplanets, it's time to wipe the slate clean.