Much Ado About Ryugu
March 23, 2023
Uracil, a molecule found in RNA, has been reported in an asteroid. From media hype, one would think they discovered life.
Planetary Science Evolves to Fit Failed Predictions
February 16, 2023
The scientists may consider correction a benefit, but why were they so wrong for so long?
Ring Around the Theory
February 9, 2023
We all fall down, say theorists about a ring around a minor planet where it shouldn't exist.
Stars Kill Their Planets
January 19, 2023
Many stars, including sunlike stars, murder their children. Only special conditions allow for habitability.
The OOL Tease: NASA’s Ponzi Scheme
January 16, 2023
If you buy into NASA's perennial search for the origin of life, you'll lose it all. There's no collateral.
Wrong Again: Oort Cloud Fail
January 2, 2023
Dramatic clash between observation and theory leaves astronomers dumbfounded.
The Last and Lasting Footprint on the Moon
December 14, 2022
50 years ago, Harrison Schmitt left the last footprint on the moon, but he is leaving tracks of an independent thinker on Earth.
How to Keep the Solar System Old: Struggle and Hope
December 2, 2022
Keeping the consensus age of the solar system is vital to evolution, but observations keep getting in the way.
Earth Arctic Is Not Like Enceladus
November 22, 2022
NASA commits its most common logical fallacy in a press release geared to titillate the public about astrobiology.
Returning to a Young Moon
November 15, 2022
On the eve of the Artemis launch, questions about the age and formation of the moon have resurfaced.
Moon Is Too Dry for Astronauts
November 14, 2022
NASA is counting on water ice in shadowed craters on the moon, but there may be none. And there are other hazards.
Astronauts Leave Earth at Their Peril
November 3, 2022
Human bodies can survive in space for awhile. The damage adds up over time.
NASA to Fly Owls to Look for Elvis
October 6, 2022
Is an experiment a waste of time if it has almost zero possibility of success? Perhaps, but the spinoffs can be useful.
NASA Goes Loony: Moon Formed in Mere Hours?
October 4, 2022
Is it clickbait? NASA is claiming the moon formed within hours after a collision.
Saturn and Unobserved Events
September 16, 2022
When is it rational to invoke unobservable events to make a theory work? Here's a test case at Saturn.