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Asteroid Ceres Is Young

The bright spots on Ceres formed recently, say scientists, and activity could be going on today.

Did Mars Experience Planetwide Storms?

Impossible as it seems now, scientists believe that dry red planet had massive, flooding storms in the past.

Saturn Scientists Dodge Age Issues

Several papers have appeared this month about Saturn and its moons, but they all gloss over the implications for long ages.

Saturn-Day and Moon-Day Arrive

Last Saturday, we looked at news about Saturn and its rings. This "Saturn"-day we look at news about Saturn's moons.

Moon Water Is Young

The water detected on the moon by orbiters can only last thousands of years, not billions.

What the Apollo Rock Samples Revealed About the Moon

The lunar rocks changed what scientists thought they knew about our satellite, but raised many more questions.

The Moon Kills Visitors

China's experiment to grow plants on the moon failed in one day.

Young Pluto Stuns Scientists with Astonishing Maps

New color maps score high on the Wow Factor. How can this lonely dwarf planet still be active? Its moon Charon looks young, too.

Craters: Seeing Fake Patterns

Biologists build on models from geologists who build on models from planetologists. But what if the bottom model is false?
Earthrise 2015 LRO

Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories

Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.

Chicxulub Crater Reports Begin

Scientists who drilled into the large crater in southern Mexico have started interpreting the cores.

Trending: Moons With Oceans

Europa has one. Enceladus has one. Titan might have one. Now, it seems every moon wants an ocean under its crust.

Dawn of a Young Ceres

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

First Pluto Papers Published

Planetary scientists have published their first official findings about the 9th planet (or dwarf planet), Pluto.

Surprising Youth in the Solar System

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