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Dawn of a Young Ceres

The largest asteroid has a problem: she's too young to get a date.

Dinosaur Extinction Rewritten Again

Who will go back and fix the animations?
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Ceres Shows Serious Youth

The latest high-resolution images from asteroid Ceres show "mysteries" including surprisingly young features.

The Farce Awakens: More Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd

More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!

Science Will Never Know Some Things

Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.

Want Salt on Your Ceres?

Those mysterious white spots on asteroid Ceres could be outcrops of salt. How did vast amounts of salt get out there?

Saturn Surprises

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

Solar System Puzzles Needing Explanation

Here are some of the latest observations that are baffling planetary scientists.

It's Curtains for Enceladus

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

Solar System Reversals

The planets keep going around, but theories about them often stop and go backward or sideways. When nothing else works, send in the impactors!

Dinosaur Extinction Was Global

Whatever killed the dinosaurs took place quickly in both North America and Europe simultaneously.

Comet Ocean Theory Debunked

Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.

Impacts: Creators or Destroyers?

Some astronomers invest a lot of creative power in bangs, crashes and explosions.

Fluffballs in Space Shouldn't Exist

A rubble-pile asteroid has such low density it should have disintegrated, but it's doing just fine.

Rosetta and the Stone

A historic comet rendezvous mission begins today after ten years in space.
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