Saturn Scientists Dodge Age Issues
June 19, 2020
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
October 12, 2019
Last Saturday, we looked at news about Saturn and its rings. This "Saturn"-day we look at news about Saturn's moons.
After Cassini, Titan Still a Problem for Long Ages
May 3, 2018
The scientist who predicted a global ocean on Titan 35 years ago is still baffled over why Cassini did not find it.
Titan Ethane Still Missing, and Other Planetary Puzzles
May 7, 2016
We update the problem of Titan's missing ethane and other challenges to billions of years.
Titan Takes the Age Stage
April 4, 2016
Saturn's giant moon has prompted a flurry of new science papers. Can anyone keep it billions of years old?
Updates from Outer Planets
January 9, 2016
Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.
Mars Methane Is Not Alive
December 16, 2014
Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.
Of Planets and People
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.
Keeping Titan Old
June 21, 2014
As the Cassini orbiter makes its 103rd close pass by Titan, have long-agers found ways to keep it billions of years old?
Changing Stories at Saturn and Titan
December 21, 2013
News from the ringed planet and its largest moon shows scientists can't keep their stories straight when trying to keep Saturn billions of years old.
Scientists Dodge Youthfulness of Saturn Moon Titan
August 17, 2013
Like Enceladus, Saturn's moon Titan shows multiple signs of being far less than 4.5 billion years old – yet the press releases are strangely silent about the implications.
Titan's Methane Still Puzzles Scientists
April 16, 2013
The methane in Titan's atmosphere should be long gone, and may be disappearing soon, planetologists say.
Titan Is as Titan Does
December 23, 2012
Saturn's giant moon Titan keeps revealing mysterious dynamics in the here and now, leaving interpretation to fallible scientists who sometimes predicted otherwise.
Titan Lake News: Throwing Caution to the Wind
June 15, 2012
Planetary scientists cautiously suggested the possible presence of an equatorial lake on Saturn's moon Titan. You wouldn't know that from the headlines.