Astrobiology Survives on Passionate Hope
September 3, 2018
Without the words 'might' and 'could,' astrobiologists would have nothing to say.
Breaking News! Enceladus Is Dead!
June 30, 2018
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
June 21, 2018
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
June 18, 2018
Scientists discover two more potent sources of greenhouse gases, both of which have nothing to do with human activity.
NASA Resurrects SETI
May 11, 2018
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
May 5, 2018
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
April 11, 2018
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 *
January 31, 2018
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?
November 21, 2017
A new NASA video based on 20 years of data from earth-orbiting satellites will awe viewers.
Rocket Scientist Recalls Sputnik 60 Years Ago
October 7, 2017
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
August 15, 2017
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
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.
Flat-Earthers Are Evolutionists
June 1, 2017
Let's get our facts straight: It's not Christians who are promoting the most absurd conspiracy theory of all.
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.
OOL’s Gold and Animism
April 6, 2017
What is the spark that turns molecules into life? For the materialist, it's the spirit of imagination.