Titan Is Running Away from Saturn
July 1, 2020
When a scientist up-ends what was long believed, how confident can they be about what they believe now? Don't outrun observations.
Genesis Remembered in Apollo 8 Anniversary
December 23, 2018
Would NASA and Big Media censor the Christmas Eve broadcast 50 years ago that included reading from Genesis?
Ring Around the Dwarf Planet Says ‘I’m Young’
October 13, 2017
You can't declare something old just because your worldview requires it to be old.
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.
How Long Can Comets Bust Up and Re-form?
June 17, 2016
If comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?
Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It
March 31, 2016
The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.
Pluto May Be Erupting
November 10, 2015
Two mountains that look like giant volcanoes hint at current activity on Pluto.
What to Look for at Pluto
June 3, 2015
As New Horizons closes in on Pluto for its July 14 encounter, what questions should be asked?
Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts
March 23, 2015
Orbital cycles do not cause ice ages, a new study suggests. Instead, the whole world experienced an ice age at the same time.
First Rosetta Science Results Are Surprising
January 26, 2015
The first suite of science papers from the Rosetta mission has been published, giving new insights about comets.