Debate Is Over: Saturn Is Young
April 23, 2019
Scientists have run out of options to keep Saturn and its rings and moons billions of years old. It's time to face the music.
Saturn’s Rings Not Just Young, but “Very Young”
January 18, 2019
Cassini scientists now have reduced the rings' age by an order of magnitude, as if they formed practically "yesterday."
Planetary Youth Continues After Cassini
December 19, 2017
The data gathering phase is over, but the data mining phase will continue for years. This entry also shares some news about other solar system objects showing youthfulness.
Lyell Loses in a Landslide
November 8, 2016
Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.
Are Saturn's Moons Younger than the Dinosaurs?
April 2, 2016
Stunning admissions show that secular astronomers can't keep Saturn's moons billions of years old.
August 8, 2015
Cassini keeps revealing puzzling phenomena in the Saturn system that challenge traditional theories and date estimates.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, II: Outer Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the outer planets.
Making Saturn's Moons with a Bang
October 18, 2012
Impacts are a favorite tool for planetary scientists to create beautiful things.
Saturn Moons Continue to Shine
April 23, 2012
Saturn just passed opposition on April 15, making it a good viewing object from Earth this season. Amateur observers with telescopes may be able to make out the moons Titan, Rhea, Dione, Iapetus, Tethys, and Enceladus. They may look like beautiful little gems from Earth, but from the Cassini spacecraft in orbit at Saturn, they are no less than astonishing. Recent observations of these moons add to the astonishment.