Japanese Bring Asteroid Sample Back to Earth

Japanese bring asteroid sample back to earth and all types of claims emerge about finally finding the origin of the solar system and life. Over the past few years scientists have sent probes to the far reaches of the solar system and collected comet dust, meteorites and now asteroid material, all with the purpose of […]

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Night Sky

How Old is the Universe?

How old did you say the universe is?  15 July 2020: “Now new research published in a series of papers by an international team of astrophysicists, including Neelima Sehgal, PhD, from Stony Brook University, suggest the universe is about 13.8 billion years old.”  ScienceDaily 15 July 2020 27 July 2020: “Using known distances of 50 […]

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Time to Take SETI Seriously

Time to take SETI seriously, claim top astronomers, according to BBC News 15 February 2020.  SETI is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, a project which began in the 1980s but has not produced any positive results.  According to Anthony Beasley, director of US National Radio Astronomy Observatory claims it is “time for Seti to come […]

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Universe Gets Younger

Universe gets younger, according to reports in PhysOrg 12 September 2019, Science Alert 13 September 2019 and Science 13 September 2019 doi: 10.1126/science.aat7371. The Big Bang theory claims the universe started as an incredibly tiny “singularity” that rapidly expanded, and has been expanding ever since. The rate of expansion is known as the Hubble constant. […]

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DNA Sugar Made in ‘Fake’ Space

DNA sugar made in ‘fake’ space, claim NASA scientists in NASA News 19 December 2018 and Nature Communications, published online 18 December 2018, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07693-x. DNA is a large complex molecule consisting of a long chain of smaller components named nucleotides. Each nucleotide is three-part molecule that includes a sugar named deoxyribose (the D in […]

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Stars Over Mountain

Caveman Astronomy

Caveman astronomy found, according to ScienceDaily 27 November 2018, and Athens Journal of History 2018, arXiv:1806.00046. Scientists at Universities of Edinburgh and Kent have studied cave art in multiple sites in Europe and Turkey and concluded “they all display the same method for recording dates based on precession of the equinoxes, with animal symbols representing […]

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Space Problem

Astronomical Measuring Problem

Astronomical measuring problem reported in Wired Science 20 November 2018, in an article entitled “Cosmology Is in Crisis Over How to Measure the Universe”. The problem is trying to match a map of radiation believed to represent the early universe, (quirkily described as the universe’s “baby picture”), with what we see in the universe today. […]

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Water on Mars … Again

Water on Mars … again, according to Nature News and Science (AAAS) News 25 July2018, multiple media sources, and Science 25 July 2018 doi: 10.1126/science.aar7268. Scientists analysing data from a space probe that sends ground penetrating radar to the surface of Mars have found “bright subsurface reflections” near the south pole of Mars.  The researchers […]

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Dark Nebula

Un-Dark Galaxy Baffles Scientists

Un-dark galaxy baffles scientists, according to reports in ScienceDaily and BBC News 28 March 2018, and ABC News and National Geographic 29 March 2018, and Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature25676, 29 March 2018. Astronomers have been studying an unusually faint and diffuse galaxy named NGC1052-DF2. It is similar in size to the Milky Way galaxy but has […]

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Galaxy Stuff Missing

Galaxy stuff missing, as reported in Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 1 February 2018 and Science, doi: 10.1126/science.aao1858, 2 February 2018. Large galaxies, such as our Milky Way galaxy have many dwarf galaxies orbiting around them. Astronomers have studied the dwarf galaxies around a large galaxy named Centaurus A and found they were orbiting in […]

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