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Saturn’s Ring Moons Collect Ring Dust

How long have these little moons been gathering ring dust on their equators? Scientists continue rummaging through more than 635 gigabytes of data collected by the Cassini spacecraft during its 13-year mission at Saturn. Recently, they processed detailed images of the innermost “ring moons” of Saturn, some of them which orbit within gaps inside the […]

Ultima Thule Baffles Astronomers

Another first flyby has astronomers scratching their heads.

Counting Craters: Bad Assumptions Undermine Reliability

A new chronology of Earth/moon history reaches conclusions that are so assumption-ridden as to be worthless.

Saturn’s Rings Not Just Young, but “Very Young”

Cassini scientists now have reduced the rings' age by an order of magnitude, as if they formed practically "yesterday."

The Moon Kills Visitors

China's experiment to grow plants on the moon failed in one day.

Initial Views of Ultima Thule from New Horizons Show Young Object

Ultima Thule, the farthest object ever visited up close by a spacecraft, looks like a snowman.

Genesis Remembered in Apollo 8 Anniversary

Would NASA and Big Media censor the Christmas Eve broadcast 50 years ago that included reading from Genesis?

Exoplanets Are Young, Too

Observations cause a major upset in planet formation theory, and the time needed for evolution. Two days ago, we reported the evidence for youth in Saturn’s rings and moons (19 Dec 2018). A new report from Science Magazine extends this youth out to the planets around other stars. Daniel Clery, in his article “Hints of […]

Saturn, the Bringer of Youth

More discoveries of youthful phenomena contradict Gustav Holst's musical tribute to "Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age."

Surprising Water Found on Inner Solar System Objects

Recently-visited objects in the inner solar system show evidence of water ice or volatile materials.

NASA Commemorates Apollo 8 Genesis Reading

A major event for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo didn't shy away from the historic Bible reading from the moon.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Decaying at an Alarming Rate

The biosphere depends on earth's magnetic field, but it has been decaying rapidly for 1500 years.

Will Mars InSight Bring Clear Vision?

Now that NASA's latest Mars lander has successfully deployed, what findings are worth watching?

May the Weak Force Be With You

We couldn't live without the weak force, the least understood and underappreciated natural force.

Another Method to Heat Enceladus Falls Short

How do you power geysers emitting more heat than Yellowstone on a little moon for billions of years?
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