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Billions of Dead Things: Planetary Rings

They're dead, and they're young, too. Rings are no place to look for life.

Archive: Neptune, Molecular Motors, Romance

These entries from May 2002, lost during a website upgrade, are reposted here for edification, amusement, or both.

Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Defies Deep Time

New photos of Io are in from Juno, prompting discussions of time.

Apollo Astronaut Doubts Consensus Age of Moon

It started when he was told the same moon rock had two vastly different ages.

Another Saturn Moon Hired for Astrobiology

Liquid water under Mimas? Impossible. But if it is there, could life be far behind?

How to Keep Titan Old Despite Evidence

Cassini's finding of a mostly dry Titan falsified expectations. But secularists refuse to give up on their beloved billions of years.
Pluto (color-enhanced) from New Horizons, Sept 24, 2015 release

Pluto Falsifies Deep Time

Planetary scientists are shocked at Pluto's youth and activity. They have no answers.

What Science Doesn’t Know

For all the confident triumphalism scientists display, there are major things they do not grasp.

Young Solar System Evidence Pops Up Everywhere

If the solar system formed more recently than believed, Darwinism is dead. Look how widely scattered the evidence is.

Enceladus Cannot Spout for Billions of Years

You can tell when theorists are getting desperate. Their assumptions get more and more implausible, and they gloss over falsifying facts.

Cassini Continues to Unveil Youth at Saturn

Reports from Cassini's last days, even up to its last gasps as it plunged into Saturn on September 15, are not supporting long ages.

Cassini Grand Verdict: Saturn Rings Younger Than Expected

With the orbiter's best-yet images and data now coming down, a long-running debate about the age of Saturn's rings is concluding in favor of youth.
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.

Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner 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 inner planets.

Swinging at Saturn’s Moons: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

To avoid being misled by planetary scientists, keep your attention focused on the age issue.
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