This Exoplanet Shouldn’t Exist
October 29, 2020
Astronomers are baffled by a Neptune-sized exoplanet with an atmosphere that should have burned up long ago.
Exoplanets Are Young, Too
December 22, 2018
Observations cause a major upset in planet formation theory, and the time needed for evolution.
Saturn, the Bringer of Youth
December 20, 2018
More discoveries of youthful phenomena contradict Gustav Holst's musical tribute to "Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age."
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.
Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened
December 24, 2016
Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.
Why Astronomers Hammer Planets
September 6, 2016
Secular planetary scientists have a skeleton key that unlocks any planetary mystery: the BFH.
Admit It: Mars Is Lifeless
July 11, 2015
How much longer does the public have to be told that Mars "might" have life or space aliens "could" be found soon?
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?