Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings
June 3, 2014
Harsh "space weather" around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. "Godzilla Earths" may not fare much better.
SETI Advocates Try to Persuade Congress for Funds
May 26, 2014
In hopes of keeping funding flowing, the SETI Institute promised US congresspersons that scientists will find extraterrestrial life in our lifetime.
Big Bang "Breakthrough" May Be False
May 12, 2014
Criticisms of the BICEP2 announcement are coming in, and could overturn the highly-publicized announcement that "inflation" has been discovered.
Young Galaxy Mature for Its Age
May 10, 2014
Remote galaxy that should be young looks well-behaved and mature, "truly surprising" astronomers.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, III: Formation Theories
May 4, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the origin of planets.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, II: Outer Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the outer planets.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the inner planets.
Misleading Data: Scientists Fooled by Their Own Assumptions
April 29, 2014
Whatever the datum you think speaks verbatim, it ain't necessarily so.
Moon's Origin and Age Solved?
April 9, 2014
A number of popular articles are claiming the moon's age is all but solved, until one reads below the headlines.
Enceladus Ocean Means Dating Trouble, Not Life
April 5, 2014
News media are jumping over an announcement that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have a large body of water under its icy crust, but what does it mean?
Water Theories Dry Up
April 2, 2014
Theories for how Earth got its water are parched for evidence, except for the tears of secular astronomers.
Stellar Dust Disks Crumble
March 31, 2014
Observations show stellar dust disks fragmenting into smaller dust, not growing into planets.
Cosmos 2.0 Repeats the Flaws of Cosmos 1.0
March 17, 2014
Neil de Grasse Tyson is showing himself to be a good disciple of Carl Sagan, never questioning his master.
Has Cosmic Inflation Been Discovered?
March 17, 2014
Claims of a major breakthrough about the big bang are swirling in the news: is it inflation, or inflating the evidence?
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.