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Tilted Planets Throw Theories Off Kilter

An example of how data can be framed as success or failure, depending on the reporter's spin.

Astronomers Lie about Star Formation

A look at the evidence behind the latest claim of the universe's earliest stars shows nothing of the sort. And that's not the biggest whopper.

Double Trouble for Cosmology

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

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.

Freakish Star Stuns Astronomers

Astronomers have detected a star that should not exist. Current theory cannot explain the composition of a star in the constellation Leo. This “freakish star,” moreover, is probably not unique. What is it, exactly, that modern star formation theory does explain?
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