Spinning Solar System Objects to Keep Them Old
June 7, 2019
If you remove the obligation to think in billions of years, many phenomena in the solar system make more sense.
Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?
June 1, 2019
Water is just one big problem facing secular scientists who feel a need to explain everything without design.
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."
Exoplanets Are Young, Too
December 22, 2018
Observations cause a major upset in planet formation theory, and the time needed for evolution. Two days ago, we reported the evidence for youth in Saturn’s rings and moons (19 Dec 2018). A new report from Science Magazine extends this youth out to the planets around other stars. Daniel Clery, in his article “Hints of […]
OOL Cells Are DOA
June 21, 2018
NASA throws money at origin-of-life (OOL) studies that are doomed to failure, and at education programs to tell students that futility is good science.
Planet Party Busted by Triton
November 16, 2017
Theories can be like parties with tantalizing speculations until big, whopping anomalies spoil the fun.
Planetary Rings Defy Long Ages
November 1, 2016
Models of the origin of planetary rings are simulations based on fictions. Real physics cannot keep them billions of years old.
Pluto May Be Erupting
November 10, 2015
Two mountains that look like giant volcanoes hint at current activity on Pluto.
Planet Recipe Cooked Up
August 24, 2015
Just add pebbles, stir, and get a planet. Is it real science, or just a game show?
Is Pluto Another Geyser World? "Shocking" Images Baffle Scientists
July 17, 2015
In addition to featureless plains, Pluto may even sport active geysers—with no recourse to tidal heating to power them.
Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists
July 14, 2015
It's not a featureless orb: Pluto has a whale and a heart. A "complex and nuanced" surface shows that Pluto and its large moon Charon had a history.
Of Planets and People
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.
Active Moon Triton Revisited
August 25, 2014
25 years ago today, Voyager 2 flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, astonishing scientists with its active geology.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, III: Formation Theories
May 4, 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 origin of planets.
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.