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Young Solar System Evidence Pops Up Everywhere

If the solar system formed more recently than believed, Darwinism is dead. Look how widely scattered the evidence is.

Initial Views of Ultima Thule from New Horizons Show Young Object

Ultima Thule, the farthest object ever visited up close by a spacecraft, looks like a snowman.

Pluto Rivals Earth in Geological Complexity

Call it what you will, Pluto is a planet of surprises. Its active geology is second only to Earth's, say two planetary scientists.
False-color image of Pluto from New Horizons, July 24, 2015

What’s Pluto Been Dune? Making Young Sand Dunes

Sand dunes were surprising enough on Titan, but et tu, Pluto? and young, recent dunes? Scientists couldn't believe their eyes.

First Pluto Papers Published

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

Pluto, Charon Details Trickle In

Happy Leap Year! New photos from Pluto and Charon continue to show enigmatic features.

Updates from Outer Planets

Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.

Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates

It's hard to tell when things crashed into each other.

"Overdose of Awesomeness": New Pluto Images Show Unpredicted Activity

More images have been released from New Horizons' July 14 flyby of Pluto, showing youthful mountains, glaciers and an escaping atmosphere.

Ski Pluto: Glaciers Are Flowing

Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere.

Will Pluto Surprise Scientists?

First-time encounters have a long history of shocking planetary scientists with unexpected features. It's about time for Pluto.

What to Look for at Pluto

As New Horizons closes in on Pluto for its July 14 encounter, what questions should be asked?

Solar System Reversals

The planets keep going around, but theories about them often stop and go backward or sideways. When nothing else works, send in the impactors!

Of Planets and People

Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.
Triton Neptune montage

Active Moon Triton Revisited

25 years ago today, Voyager 2 flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, astonishing scientists with its active geology.
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