Counting Craters: Bad Assumptions Undermine Reliability
January 29, 2019
A new chronology of Earth/moon history reaches conclusions that are so assumption-ridden as to be worthless.
Lightning Fries Impact Theory
July 18, 2017
A signature in rock that was thought to come from extraterrestrial impacts could have been caused by plain old lightning. “Impact Geologists, Beware!” That’s the headline of a short paper in Geophysical Research Letters by H. J. Melosh of Purdue. His subtitle is, “A Cautionary Tale for Impact Geologists.” Why the alarm? Another “proxy” for […]
Lyell Loses in a Landslide
November 8, 2016
Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.
Finding Dinosaurs Is Not the Same as Explaining Them
October 19, 2016
What's turning up in dinosaur digs around the world? Bones, footprints and speculations.
Moon Just Got 100-fold Younger
October 12, 2016
New study of craters shows that moon's surface gets churned every 81,000 years, not every million years.
Why Astronomers Hammer Planets
September 6, 2016
Secular planetary scientists have a skeleton key that unlocks any planetary mystery: the BFH.
Mars Life Hopes Reduced
August 12, 2016
Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.
Titan Takes the Age Stage
April 4, 2016
Saturn's giant moon has prompted a flurry of new science papers. Can anyone keep it billions of years old?
Ceres Shows Serious Youth
March 28, 2016
The latest high-resolution images from asteroid Ceres show "mysteries" including surprisingly young features.
Mars Life Would Spit Out the Water
October 2, 2015
Finding minimal amounts of salty water contaminated with perchorates is not helpful to life.
Where Are the Earth's Impact Craters?
July 13, 2015
The number of impact craters on Earth is almost negligible compared to Mars and the moon. Can erosion explain this?
Solar System Puzzles Needing Explanation
June 11, 2015
Here are some of the latest observations that are baffling planetary scientists.
November 19, 2014
We need to clear the deck of geology news. Here's a garage sale of interesting headlines, provided "as is" for researchers to pursue further.
Record Impact on Moon Ups Cratering Rate Estimates
March 2, 2014
The brilliant flash lasted 8 seconds on 9/11 – 2013, that is – the brightest impact ever witnessed on the moon.
New Craters Found on Mars
February 13, 2014
Orbiters can count new craters forming on Mars, refining cratering rates. One spectacular new crater has appeared since 2010 with vivid rays.