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Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena

Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.

First Pluto Papers Published

Planetary scientists have published their first official findings about the 9th planet (or dwarf planet), Pluto.

Original Material Found in Triassic Reptile Fossils

The preservation of structures and original proteins in fossils has just been pushed back to the Triassic.

Stromatolites and Suppositions

We know some things about stromatolites, but we don't know what we don't know.

Solar System Is Weird Only if It Is Old

To someone who believes the solar system is billions of years old, no wonder its contents look weird.

O Beautiful for Amber Waves of Fossils

Striking examples of life encased in fossil tree sap open eyes on creation vs evolution.

Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang

How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?

Bird Brain Is a Compliment

Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.

Pluto, Charon Details Trickle In

Happy Leap Year! New photos from Pluto and Charon continue to show enigmatic features.

Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.

Neanderthal Concept Has Imploded

If Neanderthals interbred with modern humans as early as new findings suggest, the distinction becomes meaningless.

Are Paleomagnetic Measurements Reliable?

Dating of past geophysical history depends on magnetic measurements that may be in error.

Ice Age Flood Affected Climate

A catastrophic dam breach flood affected Pacific Ocean circulation and climate, geologists say.
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.

"Fundamental Assumption" in Zircon Dating Called into Question

A commonly-used dating method has been threatened by new findings that undermine assumptions.
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