In the search for distant planetary systems, astronomers employ a special method to discover planets beyond the range of our … Continue reading What Microlensed Planets Reveal about Our Solar System
Stranded on Mars and assumed dead, astronaut Mark Watney tells himself, “I’ve got to make water and grow food on … Continue reading Could Earth’s Toughest Life-Forms Survive on Mars?
In 1930, American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered a large body in the outer solar system. After analyzing astronomical photographs of … Continue reading Have Astronomers Found Pluto’s Replacement?
Have you thanked God for short-lived radioisotopes today? You should. Because our solar system was exposed to a huge abundance … Continue reading How God Used Short-Lived Radioisotopes to Create Life
All standard planetary formation models, when applied to the solar system, are stymied by the Mars Problem. The most sophisticated … Continue reading Is the Solar System Too Fine-Tuned for Modern Science?
Want to start an argument? Either joyfully declare that Pluto is no longer a planet or insist that it should … Continue reading Fascinating Discoveries on Pluto and Their Significance to Earth
Does life exist beyond Earth? Not surprisingly, searches of the solar system yield no evidence because the only planet (or … Continue reading Search for Earth Analogues Reveals Design
Could there be life on other planets? The ongoing search continues to yield data showing how rare, if not unique, … Continue reading Astrosphere Habitable Zones Display Fine-Tuned Characteristics
A high-sensitivity search for very distant planets in the solar system reveals a lack of rogue planets and other features … Continue reading Research Rules Out Rogue Planets
Both observations and theoretical models now establish that the solar system’s five belts of asteroids and comets are very rare … Continue reading Thank God for the Solar System’s Asteroid Belts