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Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories

January 10, 2017 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.

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Moon Just Got 100-fold Younger

October 12, 2016 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

New study of craters shows that moon’s surface gets churned every 81,000 years, not every million years.

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Dawn of a Young Ceres

September 10, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

The largest asteroid has a problem: she’s too young to get a date.

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Amino Acids Unlikely to Survive on Mars

June 9, 2016 in Cell BiologyGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

UV radiation quickly degrades amino acids on most Martian minerals, a new study shows.

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Moon Still Has Hot Core

August 23, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a soft, hot core remains in the center of the moon, contrary to expectations.

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Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner Planets

May 3, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

“Surprise” or “puzzling” are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the inner planets.

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