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.
Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News
October 29, 2015
Yesterday's daring plunge through a plume of an Enceladus geyser is the highlight of recent Saturn news.
Microbes Are Wired for Communication
October 23, 2015
New findings show surprising communication systems between bacteria, including power grids with tiny electrical cables.
New Pluto Images Even More Perplexing
September 25, 2015
Pluto has terrain like no other world, leaving scientists perplexed; Enceladus' activity is also inexplicable for "geologic time".
Ski Pluto: Glaciers Are Flowing
July 28, 2015
Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere.
Titan: Planetary Scientists Invent Imaginary Histories
June 15, 2015
Getting from then to now is more poetic license than demonstrable fact.
Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth
March 13, 2015
More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?
Theory of Early Oxygenation Undermined
January 9, 2015
Fossils living in and around newly-discovered methane seeps have cast strong doubt on a leading theory of earth's climate history.
Comets Are Not Life Givers
December 23, 2014
Astrobiologists dream of comets as bearers of life in spite of—not because of—the data from Rosetta's comet.
Mars Methane Is Not Alive
December 16, 2014
Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.
Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?
August 25, 2014
The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.
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?
Miller-Urey Spark Discharge Experiment Resurrected
January 21, 2014
Technicians provide detailed instructions how to spark gases to make amino acids without causing explosions in the lab.
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.