Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 6: Chemistry and Probability
September 18, 2017
In this final segment about habitability of exoplanets, Dr Henry Richter looks at chemistry and probability.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 5: Water and Rock
September 12, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter There is much interest in searching for life elsewhere in the Universe. In previous articles I talked about the many criteria describing conditions and circumstances required to establish and maintain life on a planet. I talked about the importance of the location of the planet in its solar system. The location […]
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Geophysics
September 5, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe. My discussion moved from our position in the galaxy, our position in the solar system, and then focused on the earth, looking at the influence of our moon, our […]
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Moon, Atmosphere, and Mass
August 29, 2017
This is part 3 of Dr Henry Richter's discussion on the requirements for life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.
Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star
August 19, 2017
This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets
August 11, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter For a number of years I have been amused to watch many in the scientific community conduct a frantic campaign to identify life elsewhere in the universe. There has been a plethora of articles and significant dollars dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, particularly intelligent life. In recent times several […]
Earth’s Magnetic Field Protects Us from Solar Sneezes
July 31, 2017
By capturing solar 'sneezes' of high-energy charged particles, the Van Allen Belts provide a prime example of how the earth and its space environment are designed to allow and protect life.
The Habitability Habit: Exaggerating Earth-Likeness
July 26, 2017
Secularists put too much hope on some aspects of Earth-like exoplanets, but sometimes reality keeps their imaginations in check.
Your Mind Can Space Out, But Your Body Belongs on Earth
April 8, 2017
Through the imagination, we can soar through distant galaxies. Sooner or later, physical reality hits home.
What You Are Not Being Told About Earth's Magnetic Field
January 23, 2017
All you need to know is right here: (1) scientists don't understand it, and (2) without it we would be dead. Read more if you dare.
Hope, Not Evidence, Drives Astrobiology
August 25, 2016
Earth-size exoplanets are not evidence for alien life. They are evidence for orbiting bodies.
Faint Young Sun Paradox Solved?
July 1, 2016
A major mystery for materialistic planetary science is solved—if you can swallow the miracles required.
Only Earth Is a Life Haven
June 23, 2016
Here are more discoveries that make it reasonable to think complex life is rare in the universe, and might be unique to Earth.
More Challenges to Astrobiology
May 26, 2016
There aren't likely as many places to live outside of Earth as earlier hoped.
Earth Twin Still Missing in Exoplanet Trove
May 12, 2016
The Kepler spacecraft has found 2,325 exoplanets so far, but there's still no place like Earth.