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Forcing Planets into Line

You can't make a planet do what your model says it must do to exist, unless it cooperates in your imagination.

Energized Dust Bunnies Make Planets?

Get a charge out of this new theory: planets were built by statically-charged dust bunnies. Is that all it takes?

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.

Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories

Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.

Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It

The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.

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!
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