Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang
March 9, 2016
How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?
Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches
January 29, 2016
The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.
Early Massive Galaxies Will Require Theory Overhaul (Again)
November 18, 2015
Big bang theory didn't expect massive galaxies so early, but they've known about this problem for over a decade.
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.
Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises
May 14, 2015
Based on the following unexpected findings, secular astronomers' ignorance of reality has reached cosmic proportions.
100,000 Galaxies Without a Sign of Life
April 19, 2015
An orbiting infrared telescope found no clear signs of life in 100,000 galaxies.
March 4, 2015
Cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm.
Double Trouble for Cosmology
January 24, 2015
Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.
Quasar Alignment Is "Spooky"
November 20, 2014
Quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.
Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe
November 10, 2014
Dark matter is still a mystery, but meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.
Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms
June 14, 2014
"When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it," say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.
Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution
March 11, 2014
Fifteen years ago, no cosmologist would have predicted mature galaxies early on, but they keep getting found – earlier and earlier.
Trouble in Cosmologyland
September 18, 2011
Underneath the veneer of certainty portrayed by TV documentaries about the universe are deep questions and controversies. Some of these briefly appear on publicly-available news stories, only to be covered by new coats of certainty. Are the new veneers fixing the problems or, instead, whitewashing serious weaknesses in current cosmological understanding? Here are some quick looks under the veneer.