This question comes up again and again. Not just from moon landing skeptics and fringe science promoters, but from everyday folks who are sure they learned somewhere that stars can’t be seen in space.
One of the most deeply divisive misconceptions about scientists is that they are smarter than you.
The common ideas about black holes are wrong, but that doesn’t mean black holes don’t exist.
With all the news about BICEP2 and the possible detection of early inflation, there have been a lot of misconceptions about what inflation actually is. One of the biggest is the idea that during inflation the universe expanded faster than light. It’s a misconception that even many experts get wrong.
Just how cluttered with rocks is the asteroid belt? The answer might surprise you.