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After Cassini, Titan Still a Problem for Long Ages

The scientist who predicted a global ocean on Titan 35 years ago is still baffled over why Cassini did not find it.

Did Earth Get Its Water from Meteor Squirt Guns?

You can't just fire bullets at pumice and claim that Earth got its oceans that way.

Astrobiology Still Has No Biology

Number of worlds beyond Earth where life has been discovered: zero. Number of optimistic articles about life in outer space: hundreds per year.

Ceres Is Young

Dawn Mission scientists were surprised to see this asteroid (dwarf planet Ceres) with a water cycle and evidence of rapid geological changes.

Latest Moon Theory Needs an Invisible Goddess to Work

Now they say that the impactor didn't only spin off a cloud that formed the moon; it made a donut cooked up by a goddess.

Earth Magnetic Field Still Decaying

Old-earth belief tries to paper over a disturbing fact with speculative models, but 160 years of measurements show the strength of our planet's magnetic field is dropping fast.

Dust a Major Problem on Non-Earth Worlds

You can't just beam down to a planet and start walking around. That dust under your feet can cause major problems.

Astronomalies

One can't fault astronomers for not knowing everything – only for pretending to. Here are some reports indicating they have a long way to go.

Space Entropy: The SpaceX Stunt as an Argument Against UFOs

A cosmic shooting gallery in space will make quick work of the racing car Elon Musk launched into space. Hint: it won't evolve into a Ferrari.

JPL Honors Explorer 1 Manager on 60th Anniversary *

Dr Henry Richter, who has contributed articles to CEH, is a VIP at NASA's 60th Anniversary celebration of America's first satellite. *Audio version included.

Can SETI Avoid Intelligent Design Implications by Rebranding?

A SETI leader thinks the label has outlived its usefulness and does not reflect what SETI scientists actually do.

Late Heavy Bombardment Myth Is Dying

A favorite tale from the Apollo era, the so-called Late Heavy Bombardment, is being bombarded itself.

Astronomical Theories Totally Wrong and Upside Down

From the planetary scale to the cosmic scale, astronomers are throwing away textbooks.
Cassini at Saturn

It’s Official: Saturn’s Rings Are Young

There's no stretching the truth any more. Cassini data have led all the ringmasters to the conclusion that the rings of Saturn are not billions of years old.

Video: An Interview with Dr Henry Richter

Rocket scientist Henry Richter describes how he got interested in the requirements for life on "Spacecraft Earth."
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