Star Warts: Planets Rebel Against Theory
August 5, 2020
Things in space don't always cooperate with theoretical expectations.
Young Solar System Evidence Pops Up Everywhere
May 1, 2019
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
January 2, 2019
Ultima Thule, the farthest object ever visited up close by a spacecraft, looks like a snowman.
Pluto Rivals Earth in Geological Complexity
September 14, 2018
Call it what you will, Pluto is a planet of surprises. Its active geology is second only to Earth's, say two planetary scientists.
What’s Pluto Been Dune? Making Young Sand Dunes
June 4, 2018
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
March 19, 2016
Planetary scientists have published their first official findings about the 9th planet (or dwarf planet), Pluto.
Pluto, Charon Details Trickle In
February 29, 2016
Happy Leap Year! New photos from Pluto and Charon continue to show enigmatic features.
Updates from Outer Planets
January 9, 2016
Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.
Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates
October 19, 2015
It's hard to tell when things crashed into each other.
"Overdose of Awesomeness": New Pluto Images Show Unpredicted Activity
September 17, 2015
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
July 28, 2015
Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere.
Will Pluto Surprise Scientists?
July 9, 2015
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
June 3, 2015
As New Horizons closes in on Pluto for its July 14 encounter, what questions should be asked?
Solar System Reversals
February 9, 2015
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
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.