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Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star

This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.

Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened

Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.

SETI Mania Strikes Again

Another unexplained anomaly has SETI enthusiasts scrambling for their telescopes.

Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories

Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.

Small Thing Make Big Boom

The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.

Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales

Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.

Hand of God Is Not Nebulous

An exploded star that resembles a giant hand provides opportunity to discuss theology and intelligent design.

Extrasolar Planets: Bigger and More Mortal

Many of the stars and planets found by the Kepler spacecraft are not earthlike. Also, astronomers have seen planets destroyed by their stars.
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