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Cassini at Saturn

Best Images of Saturn's Rings Obtained

As Cassini begins climbing into high orbits over Saturn, it's starting to get amazing images looking down on the rings in unprecedented detail.
Earthrise 2015 LRO

Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories

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

Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth

Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.
Cassini at Saturn

Planetary Rings Defy Long Ages

Models of the origin of planetary rings are simulations based on fictions. Real physics cannot keep them billions of years old.
Cassini at Saturn

SaturNews and TitaNews

New findings are running rings around planetary theories of old age, particularly in the Saturn system.

Are Saturn's Moons Younger than the Dinosaurs?

Stunning admissions show that secular astronomers can't keep Saturn's moons billions of years old.
The geyser plumes of Enceladus can be seen from long distances

Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output

An astonishing case of the tail wagging the dog: tiny moon is major source of plasma in Saturn's magnetosphere.

Density Can't Keep Saturn's Rings Old

Saturn's B ring is much less dense than previously thought, challenging attempts to keep it billions of years old.

Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News

Yesterday's daring plunge through a plume of an Enceladus geyser is the highlight of recent Saturn news.

Saturn Surprises

Cassini keeps revealing puzzling phenomena in the Saturn system that challenge traditional theories and date estimates.

It's Curtains for Enceladus

The geysers of Saturn's little moon are like sheets instead of jets, spelling trouble for theories of its ancient age and possible life.

Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders

How Saturn saved the Earth, and other news from the ringed planet, its family, and other bodies in the outer solar system.

Of Planets and People

Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.

Planets Don't Fit Evolutionary Models

Secular planetary scientists are surprised by almost every object they observe in the solar system. Their models cannot reproduce our system of planets.

Saturn's F-Ring Has Quieted Down

Comparing measurements over 25 years, planetary scientists have noted a drop in bright clumps in Saturn's tenuous F-ring.

Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, II: Outer Planets

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

Two Solar System Surprises

Sometimes we learn more from surprises than predictions.

The Spin on Planets

As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.

Changing Stories at Saturn and Titan

News from the ringed planet and its largest moon shows scientists can't keep their stories straight when trying to keep Saturn billions of years old.

Saturn's Rings Impacted by Meteoroids

Cassini has observed clouds of dust from meteoroids hitting the rings. The data will "impact" theories of the rings' origin and age.

Bimbo Eruptions in the Solar System

Planetary origin theories come across as popular and charismatic, till some little moon pops off and says, "Yoo-hoo! Remember me?"

Rare Moments of Glory: Planetary Scientists Admit Seeing "Lucky" Circumstances

Why are we seeing young phenomena in the planets if they are billions of years old? Some scientists are abandoning uniformitarian assumptions and admitting we are lucky to be witnessing them in "rare moments of glory."

Astronomy Grab Bag

For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.

Saturn Moons Continue to Shine

Saturn just passed opposition on April 15, making it a good viewing object from Earth this season. Amateur observers with telescopes may be able to make out the moons Titan, Rhea, Dione, Iapetus, Tethys, and Enceladus. They may look like beautiful little gems from Earth, but from the Cassini spacecraft in orbit at Saturn, they are no less than astonishing. Recent observations of these moons add to the astonishment.