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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.

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.

Scientists Going Nuts Over Aliens

Baseless speculations are considered perfectly sane as long as you are a secular materialist.

Pluto, Charon Details Trickle In

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

More Indications Earth Is Unique

The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today's astronomers questioning Earth's "humdrum" status.

Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

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

Are Paleomagnetic Measurements Reliable?

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

Surprising Youth in the Solar System

Four solar system objects in the news look young, not billions of years old.

Earth's Geodynamo: An Energy Crisis

A new theory to maintain Earth's magnetic field looks like a case of special pleading to rescue a dogma.

Updates from Outer Planets

Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.
Earthrise 2015 LRO

New Earthrise Is a Stunner

Take a look at this image from a lunar orbiter on the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photo.

Stuff Geologists Think They Know Till Tomorrow

The science of geology is like quicksand, ever shifting and not rock solid.
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