Mars Meteorite Shakes Up Stories of Solar System Formation
June 17, 2022
A long-held assumption about isotope ratios contradicts prevailing views about planet formation.
Exomoon Seen Forming in Astronomers’ Imaginations
July 23, 2021
Progress bias misleads scientists into mistaking circular reasoning for fact.
Energized Dust Bunnies Make Planets?
December 12, 2019
Get a charge out of this new theory: planets were built by statically-charged dust bunnies. Is that all it takes?
Exoplanets Are Young, Too
December 22, 2018
Observations cause a major upset in planet formation theory, and the time needed for evolution.
Our Solar System Appears Odd to Astronomers *
January 29, 2018
Our solar system is an oddball, conclude astronomers who looked at hundreds of planetary systems around other stars. *Audio version available.
Secular Ocean Theory Evaporates
January 26, 2017
The divination experts see a new vision emerging from meteorites, portending disaster.
Activity on Planets Suggests Youth
November 11, 2016
Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?
Solar System Theories Challenged
October 25, 2016
"Everything we know about the formation of solar systems might be wrong," say two astronomers who discovered something "very bizarre."
Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers
February 24, 2016
Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.
There's No Place Like Earth
November 20, 2015
A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.
New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet
November 16, 2015
Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.
Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes
October 31, 2015
Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.
Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales
October 22, 2015
Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.
Making Up Facts to Fit a Narrative
July 6, 2015
To be a good evolutionary scientist, write your narrative first. Then observe things. Finally, make up a model that fits the narrative.
Start Over: The Evolution of Planets Is All Wrong
July 5, 2014
Ideas about planetary evolution are so far off base with observations of exoplanets, it's time to wipe the slate clean.