SETI Communication Only Outward So Far
May 19, 2016
While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.
Earth Twin Still Missing in Exoplanet Trove
May 12, 2016
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
April 27, 2016
Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.
Cosmologists Need New Physics
April 14, 2016
More new observations don't fit current cosmological theory.
Darwin Can't Win for Losing
April 13, 2016
Progress must be made with gains, not losses.
Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It
March 31, 2016
The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.
Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena
March 23, 2016
Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.
First Pluto Papers Published
March 19, 2016
Planetary scientists have published their first official findings about the 9th planet (or dwarf planet), Pluto.
Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang
March 9, 2016
How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?
More Indications Earth Is Unique
February 25, 2016
The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today's astronomers questioning Earth's "humdrum" status.
Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers
February 24, 2016
Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.
Occult Cosmology Mutters Dark Matters
February 2, 2016
New instruments and projects will seek to find influences that no scientist understands.
Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches
January 29, 2016
The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.
Surprising Youth in the Solar System
January 26, 2016
Four solar system objects in the news look young, not billions of years old.
Small Thing Make Big Boom
January 18, 2016
The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.