Gold from Starstuff, or a Fool’s Gold Scenario?

If you tweak your scenario hard enough, it will give you anything you want.

How Well Do Astrophysicists Understand the Origin of Heavy Elements?

Elements heavier than iron form in supernova explosions. End of story. We can all rest now. But wait...

Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories

Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.

Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena

Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.

Double Trouble for Cosmology

Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.

Blow to Supernova Nucleogenesis Theory

There's 100 times less of a radioactive element on the ocean floor than expected.

Hubble Finds Early Large Galaxies

The latest deep space image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows many small galaxies near the beginning, but large ones, too.
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