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Exoplanets Are Young, Too

Observations cause a major upset in planet formation theory, and the time needed for evolution. Two days ago, we reported the evidence for youth in Saturn’s rings and moons (19 Dec 2018). A new report from Science Magazine extends this youth out to the planets around other stars. Daniel Clery, in his article “Hints of […]

Giant Planet Sends Planetologists Scrambling

Secular astronomers are experts in telling the public about things that are observed but should not exist.

Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.

Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales

Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.

New Thoughts on Habitable Planets

Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?

Planet Recipe Cooked Up

Just add pebbles, stir, and get a planet. Is it real science, or just a game show?

Reality Check: Favored Planet Theory Dries Up

Three "hot Jupiters" sing "how dry I am," casting serious doubt on the leading theory of planet formation.

Start Over: The Evolution of Planets Is All Wrong

Ideas about planetary evolution are so far off base with observations of exoplanets, it's time to wipe the slate clean.

Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings

Harsh "space weather" around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. "Godzilla Earths" may not fare much better.

More Evidence Our Solar System Is Uniquely Suited for Life

With over 2,000 extrasolar planets found around nearly as many stars, there's still no place like home.

Turning Astrobiology Surprises Into Evolutionary Fiction

There's never been a surprise that a good astrobiologist hasn't been able to spin into an evolutionary tale.
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