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Exoplanets Are Young, Too

Observations cause a major upset in planet formation theory, and the time needed for evolution.

Saturn, the Bringer of Youth

More discoveries of youthful phenomena contradict Gustav Holst's musical tribute to "Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age."

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.

Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened

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

Secular planetary scientists have a skeleton key that unlocks any planetary mystery: the BFH.

Admit It: Mars Is Lifeless

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

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