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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 […]

Miracles in Solar System Origin Theories

Skipping over a difficulty because it can't be solved scientifically: that's one giant backward leap for theory kind.

More Indications Earth Is Unique

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

New Thoughts on Habitable Planets

Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?

Planet Recipe Cooked Up

Just add pebbles, stir, and get a planet. Is it real science, or just a game show?

Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly

As much as they want to imagine planets forming from dust, secular astronomers run into insurmountable difficulties.

Reality Check: Favored Planet Theory Dries Up

Three "hot Jupiters" sing "how dry I am," casting serious doubt on the leading theory of planet formation.

Start Over: The Evolution of Planets Is All Wrong

Ideas about planetary evolution are so far off base with observations of exoplanets, it's time to wipe the slate clean.
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