Cassini Diving Through Saturn’s Young Rings
May 12, 2017
There's a gap between the D ring and the planet that is empty enough to allow the spacecraft to pass through, taking incredible pictures and data.
Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017
Here's a collection of quick takes on interesting developments in the science news, from Saturn to a possible cure for malaria; from your liver to Sunday funnies.
Best Images of Saturn's Rings Obtained
February 1, 2017
As Cassini begins climbing into high orbits over Saturn, it's starting to get amazing images looking down on the rings in unprecedented detail.
Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories
January 10, 2017
Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.
Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth
December 10, 2016
Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.
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.
SaturNews and TitaNews
September 16, 2016
New findings are running rings around planetary theories of old age, particularly in the Saturn system.
Are Saturn's Moons Younger than the Dinosaurs?
April 2, 2016
Stunning admissions show that secular astronomers can't keep Saturn's moons billions of years old.
Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output
February 17, 2016
An astonishing case of the tail wagging the dog: tiny moon is major source of plasma in Saturn's magnetosphere.
Density Can't Keep Saturn's Rings Old
February 4, 2016
Saturn's B ring is much less dense than previously thought, challenging attempts to keep it billions of years old.
Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News
October 29, 2015
Yesterday's daring plunge through a plume of an Enceladus geyser is the highlight of recent Saturn news.
August 8, 2015
Cassini keeps revealing puzzling phenomena in the Saturn system that challenge traditional theories and date estimates.
It's Curtains for Enceladus
May 11, 2015
The geysers of Saturn's little moon are like sheets instead of jets, spelling trouble for theories of its ancient age and possible life.
Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders
November 22, 2014
How Saturn saved the Earth, and other news from the ringed planet, its family, and other bodies in the outer solar system.
Of Planets and People
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.
Planets Don't Fit Evolutionary Models
September 8, 2014
Secular planetary scientists are surprised by almost every object they observe in the solar system. Their models cannot reproduce our system of planets.
Saturn's F-Ring Has Quieted Down
August 4, 2014
Comparing measurements over 25 years, planetary scientists have noted a drop in bright clumps in Saturn's tenuous F-ring.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, II: Outer Planets
May 3, 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 outer planets.
Two Solar System Surprises
March 27, 2014
Sometimes we learn more from surprises than predictions.
The Spin on Planets
February 18, 2014
As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.
Changing Stories at Saturn and Titan
December 21, 2013
News from the ringed planet and its largest moon shows scientists can't keep their stories straight when trying to keep Saturn billions of years old.
Saturn's Rings Impacted by Meteoroids
April 30, 2013
Cassini has observed clouds of dust from meteoroids hitting the rings. The data will "impact" theories of the rings' origin and age.
Bimbo Eruptions in the Solar System
April 6, 2013
Planetary origin theories come across as popular and charismatic, till some little moon pops off and says, "Yoo-hoo! Remember me?"
Rare Moments of Glory: Planetary Scientists Admit Seeing "Lucky" Circumstances
February 2, 2013
Why are we seeing young phenomena in the planets if they are billions of years old? Some scientists are abandoning uniformitarian assumptions and admitting we are lucky to be witnessing them in "rare moments of glory."
Astronomy Grab Bag
December 29, 2012
For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.
Saturn Moons Continue to Shine
April 23, 2012
Saturn just passed opposition on April 15, making it a good viewing object from Earth this season. Amateur observers with telescopes may be able to make out the moons Titan, Rhea, Dione, Iapetus, Tethys, and Enceladus. They may look like beautiful little gems from Earth, but from the Cassini spacecraft in orbit at Saturn, they are no less than astonishing. Recent observations of these moons add to the astonishment.