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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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Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn’s Youth

December 10, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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Planetary Rings Defy Long Ages

November 1, 2016 in Dating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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SaturNews and TitaNews

September 16, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

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

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Are Saturn’s Moons Younger than the Dinosaurs?

April 2, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Stunning admissions show that secular astronomers can’t keep Saturn’s moons billions of years old.

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The geyser plumes of Enceladus can be seen from long distances

Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output

February 17, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

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

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Density Can’t Keep Saturn’s Rings Old

February 4, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News

October 29, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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Saturn Surprises

August 8, 2015 in AstronomyDating MethodsPhysicsSolar System

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

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It’s Curtains for Enceladus

May 11, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyOrigin of LifePhysicsSolar System

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

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Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders

November 22, 2014 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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Of Planets and People

September 29, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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Planets Don’t Fit Evolutionary Models

September 8, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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Saturn’s F-Ring Has Quieted Down

August 4, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

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

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Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, II: Outer Planets

May 3, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsPhilosophy 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 outer planets.

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Two Solar System Surprises

March 27, 2014 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Sometimes we learn more from surprises than predictions.

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The Spin on Planets

February 18, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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Changing Stories at Saturn and Titan

December 21, 2013 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

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.

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Saturn’s Rings Impacted by Meteoroids

April 30, 2013 in AstronomyDating MethodsPhysicsSolar System

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

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Bimbo Eruptions in the Solar System

April 6, 2013 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

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

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