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SETI Communication Only Outward So Far

While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.

Earth Twin Still Missing in Exoplanet Trove

The Kepler spacecraft has found 2,325 exoplanets so far, but there's still no place like Earth.

Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories

Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.

Cosmologists Need New Physics

More new observations don't fit current cosmological theory.

Darwin Can't Win for Losing

Progress must be made with gains, not losses.

Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It

The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.

Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena

Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.

First Pluto Papers Published

Planetary scientists have published their first official findings about the 9th planet (or dwarf planet), Pluto.

Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang

How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?

More Indications Earth Is Unique

The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today's astronomers questioning Earth's "humdrum" status.

Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.

Occult Cosmology Mutters Dark Matters

New instruments and projects will seek to find influences that no scientist understands.

Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches

The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.

Surprising Youth in the Solar System

Four solar system objects in the news look young, not billions of years old.

Small Thing Make Big Boom

The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.
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