Richter Scaling: Is Funding for Astrobiology and SETI Justified?
August 7, 2018
Should the government fleece taxpayers again for a project with almost zero chance for success? Consider two "Richter scales" that should inform hopes.
Mars Is Losing Its Atmosphere Fast
July 20, 2018
Measurements of Martian atmospheric loss rates imply incredible changes over the assumed billions of years of Mars' history.
Time to Revisit the Lunar Dust Problem?
July 18, 2018
How deep should lunar dust get over billions of years? Opinions have vacillated between extremes, but a new study might open up the debate again.
Young Pluto Stuns Scientists with Astonishing Maps
July 16, 2018
New color maps score high on the Wow Factor. How can this lonely dwarf planet still be active? Its moon Charon looks young, too.
The Frantic Determination of Some Scientists to Discover Life Elsewhere
July 6, 2018
We often hear exciting news about 'habitable planets' that might have life, or at least the 'building blocks of life.' Are these reports based on sound thinking about the requirements?
Planet Origin Theories Contradict Physics
June 28, 2018
Materialists sound much more confident than they are about their theories for the origin of planets.
Most Exoplanets Are Probably Not Habitable
June 26, 2018
More astrobiologists are coming to the "depressing" conclusion that we are alone in the universe, but it's only depressing if you're an evolutionist.
Why Milankovitch Cycle Theory Is Like Astrology
June 22, 2018
Sometimes a hunch proves to be unworkable. The Milankovitch Cycle theory has too many complications. It’s time to give it up. In the 1920s, Milutin Milankovitch, a Serbian astronomer, mathematician and popularizer of science, had a bright idea. Knowing that certain orbital cycles drift over time, he wondered if they could influence the earth’s climate. […]
OOL Cells Are DOA
June 21, 2018
NASA throws money at origin-of-life (OOL) studies that are doomed to failure, and at education programs to tell students that futility is good science.
Van Allen Belts Protect Earth from Solar Wind
June 11, 2018
Geophysicists are still puzzling over how the earth's magnetic field and Van Allen radiation belts protect the surface from deadly particles in the solar wind.
Dark Matter Hunt Comes Up Empty Again
June 1, 2018
Physicists face a philosophical quandary. Something they deeply wish to believe in does not appear to exist.
Earth Is a Safe Haven
May 23, 2018
Recent news articles show how mechanisms protect earth's inhabitants from a hail of bullets overhead.
Far-Out Cosmic Ideas Taught as Science
May 21, 2018
Secular cosmology is where the words cosmic and comic become interchangeable.
Star Formation Theories Fail to Shine
May 10, 2018
Big things are wrong in astrophysics, say several news articles.