Lunar Impact: Major Moon Basin Was Not a Big Hit
October 8, 2014
The theory of how the largest impact basin on the moon was formed has been turned upside down.
Moon Still Has Hot Core
August 23, 2014
Japanese scientists have determined that a soft, hot core remains in the center of the moon, contrary to expectations.
Enceladus Geysers Still Unexplained
July 31, 2014
The number of geysers has topped a hundred on Saturn's overactive moon. How could they be sustained for billions of years?
Lunar Tunes: Do Impacts Ring a Bell?
June 12, 2014
By looking at current dust and craters, cosmologists think they can hear the echoes of an impact that created the moon. Is that lunar, or looney?
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the inner planets.
Moon's Origin and Age Solved?
April 9, 2014
A number of popular articles are claiming the moon's age is all but solved, until one reads below the headlines.
Water Theories Dry Up
April 2, 2014
Theories for how Earth got its water are parched for evidence, except for the tears of secular astronomers.
Record Impact on Moon Ups Cratering Rate Estimates
March 2, 2014
The brilliant flash lasted 8 seconds on 9/11 – 2013, that is – the brightest impact ever witnessed on the moon.
Relive the Apollo 8 Earthrise
December 24, 2013
45 years after Apollo 8's historic first, everyone can experience what it was like to see the "blue marble" rise above the limb of the moon.
Lunar Dust Problem Re-opened
November 21, 2013
Long-lost Apollo data on lunar dust accumulation has been found, showing a tenfold increase over previous estimates. What does that imply about the age of the moon?
Cosmic Whacks as Creative Forces
October 17, 2013
Asteroid impacts are some astronomers' answer to everything, except when they are shown to be unworkable.
Mystery Moon (and Meteorites, and Stars)
July 17, 2013
One would think astronomers would not be stumped in 2013 by common objects like the moon, meteors and stars. But they are. It's driving them mad.
Fresh Impacts Viewed on Mars, Moon
May 21, 2013
New impacts observed on the moon and Mars allow space scientists to learn about crater formation in near real time. What conclusions can be drawn?
Moon Water and Magnetism Mystifies Astronomers
May 12, 2013
Two mysteries from the moon are forcing revisions to textbooks. One concerns water in moon minerals. The other concerns the moon's magnetic field.
Lunar Impact Theory Is All Wet
February 21, 2013
Significant amounts of water in lunar rocks cast into doubt the popular impact theory for the origin of the moon.