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NASA-JPL Loves Halloween but Despises Christmas

NASA's premiere planetary lab goes nuts at Halloween, but fears the word Christmas. You can only have a Holiday Party in December.

Astrobiology Survives on Passionate Hope

Without the words 'might' and 'could,' astrobiologists would have nothing to say.

Breaking News! Enceladus Is Dead!

Is water alive? Are organic molecules alive? No; they're dead. Someone needs to bring some sense into reporting about life in outer space.

OOL Cells Are DOA

NASA throws money at origin-of-life (OOL) studies that are doomed to failure, and at education programs to tell students that futility is good science.

Climate Science Underestimates Natural Sources of Warming

Scientists discover two more potent sources of greenhouse gases, both of which have nothing to do with human activity.

NASA Resurrects SETI

SETI has had no success since the 1950s. It lost government funding in 1993. It still has had no success. Why is the government throwing tax dollars at it again?

Mars Is Not a “Life-Friendly” Star Wars Planet

The new Mars InSight lander that launched this morning will be digging for geology, not life. Most likely, as before, it will find lifeless dirt and rock.

Astrobiology Still Has No Biology

Number of worlds beyond Earth where life has been discovered: zero. Number of optimistic articles about life in outer space: hundreds per year.

JPL Honors Explorer 1 Manager on 60th Anniversary *

Dr Henry Richter, who has contributed articles to CEH, is a VIP at NASA's 60th Anniversary celebration of America's first satellite. *Audio version included.

Earth as a Living, Breathing Planet: Is It Unique?

A new NASA video based on 20 years of data from earth-orbiting satellites will awe viewers.

Rocket Scientist Recalls Sputnik 60 Years Ago

Dr Henry Richter, a writer for CEH and NASA VIP, shares his recollections of the space race that began in earnest with Sputnik 60 years ago.

Explorer 1 Pioneer Corrects Mistakes in Space.com Article

Dr Henry Richter, instrument manager for the Explorer 1 mission (1958), corrects some mistakes about the mission in an article published at Space.com

Earth’s Magnetic Field Protects Us from Solar Sneezes

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.

Flat-Earthers Are Evolutionists

Let's get our facts straight: It's not Christians who are promoting the most absurd conspiracy theory of all.
Earthrise 2015 LRO

Your Mind Can Space Out, But Your Body Belongs on Earth

Through the imagination, we can soar through distant galaxies. Sooner or later, physical reality hits home.
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