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Solar Eclipses: Design or Coincidence?

This is a rebuttal to Live Science's article, "Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences," so that readers can make up their own minds.

Juno Finds a ‘Whole New Jupiter’

Paradigms are collapsing as the Juno spacecraft gets a good look at the giant planet's poles for

Cassini Diving Through Saturn’s Young Rings

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

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.
Saturn's moon Enceladus with "Tiger Stripes" fissures where geysers erupt

Enceladus Pumps Imagination into the Vacuum

NASA astrobiologists abandon scientific restraint in a naked push to titillate taxpayers for another vain quest to find life beyond Earth.
Cassini at Saturn

Dry Titan Has Static Cling

Imagine putting a cat in box of packing peanuts. Something like that happens when Titan's sand dunes grow, some scientists think.
Ceres

Small Planetary Bodies Unexpectedly Active

You would think things would have cooled down after 4.5 billion years. That's not what planetary scientists are observing.
Cassini at Saturn

Best Images of Saturn's Rings Obtained

As Cassini begins climbing into high orbits over Saturn, it's starting to get amazing images looking down on the rings in unprecedented detail.
Cassini at Saturn

Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth

Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.

Lyell Loses in a Landslide

Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.
Cassini at Saturn

Planetary Rings Defy Long Ages

Models of the origin of planetary rings are simulations based on fictions. Real physics cannot keep them billions of years old.

Trending: Moons With Oceans

Europa has one. Enceladus has one. Titan might have one. Now, it seems every moon wants an ocean under its crust.
Cassini at Saturn

SaturNews and TitaNews

New findings are running rings around planetary theories of old age, particularly in the Saturn system.

Juno How Old the Solar System Is?

Everyone knows the solar system is 4.5 billion years old. Everyone, that is, except Nature herself.

Titan Takes the Age Stage

Saturn's giant moon has prompted a flurry of new science papers. Can anyone keep it billions of years old?
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