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Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

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

Are Paleomagnetic Measurements Reliable?

Dating of past geophysical history depends on magnetic measurements that may be in error.
The geyser plumes of Enceladus can be seen from long distances

Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output

An astonishing case of the tail wagging the dog: tiny moon is major source of plasma in Saturn's magnetosphere.

Density Can't Keep Saturn's Rings Old

Saturn's B ring is much less dense than previously thought, challenging attempts to keep it billions of years old.

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.

Cosmologists Bash Heads Against Reality

When observations don't fit your ideology, invent paranoid delusions.

Surprising Youth in the Solar System

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

Earth's Geodynamo: An Energy Crisis

A new theory to maintain Earth's magnetic field looks like a case of special pleading to rescue a dogma.

Small Thing Make Big Boom

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

The Science Media Racket

Science reporting is a global racket that uncritically propagates nonsense with the imprimatur of science.

Updates from Outer Planets

Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.
Earthrise 2015 LRO

New Earthrise Is a Stunner

Take a look at this image from a lunar orbiter on the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photo.

Stuff Geologists Think They Know Till Tomorrow

The science of geology is like quicksand, ever shifting and not rock solid.

Dark Matter Is Lost in Space

Astronomers are spending millions on their biggest gamble yet: looking for something that may not exist.
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