Spacecraft Launches to Sun, Still a Mystery
August 13, 2018
A spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.
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.
Poison Water Detected on Mars
July 26, 2018
Mars mania has struck again, with the latest announcement that a "lake" of water may exist under the red planet's polar ice cap.
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.
Carbon Dioxide Is Not Toxic, but The Moon Is
July 12, 2018
Too much of something can be bad, but too little can also be bad. We examine the influence of carbon dioxide in earth’s atmosphere. Scientists seem conflicted about CO2 (carbon dioxide). It gets blamed for all kinds of bad things, but with few exceptions, every living thing either takes it in or gives it off. […]
Breaking News! Enceladus Is Dead!
June 30, 2018
Is water alive? Are organic molecules alive? No; they're dead. Someone needs to bring some sense into reporting about life in outer space.
Planet Origin Theories Contradict Physics
June 28, 2018
Materialists sound much more confident than they are about their theories for the origin of planets.
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.
NASA Titillates Public Again with Fake Mars Life
June 9, 2018
Which is worse: NASA making hyper-exaggerated claims about life on Mars over the decades, or so many media reporters falling for it each time?
What’s Pluto Been Dune? Making Young Sand Dunes
June 4, 2018
Sand dunes were surprising enough on Titan, but et tu, Pluto? and young, recent dunes? Scientists couldn't believe their eyes.