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Planets Don't Fit Evolutionary Models

Secular planetary scientists are surprised by almost every object they observe in the solar system. Their models cannot reproduce our system of planets.
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Active Moon Triton Revisited

25 years ago today, Voyager 2 flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, astonishing scientists with its active geology.

Saturn's F-Ring Has Quieted Down

Comparing measurements over 25 years, planetary scientists have noted a drop in bright clumps in Saturn's tenuous F-ring.

Enceladus Geysers Still Unexplained

The number of geysers has topped a hundred on Saturn's overactive moon. How could they be sustained for billions of years?

Keeping Titan Old

As the Cassini orbiter makes its 103rd close pass by Titan, have long-agers found ways to keep it billions of years old?

Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, II: Outer Planets

"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.

Enceladus Ocean Means Dating Trouble, Not Life

News media are jumping over an announcement that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have a large body of water under its icy crust, but what does it mean?

The Spin on Planets

As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.

Changing Stories at Saturn and Titan

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.

Europa Joins the Geyser Club

Hints of watery plumes have been detected on Europa – like Enceladus, at its south pole, too.

Space Diamonds May Be Closer to Home

While casting doubt on stars made of diamond, other news reports are saying the precious jewels may inhabit the gas giants of our solar system.

Scientists Dodge Youthfulness of Saturn Moon Titan

Like Enceladus, Saturn's moon Titan shows multiple signs of being far less than 4.5 billion years old – yet the press releases are strangely silent about the implications.

Cassini Shoots "Blue Dot" of Earth

Another epic photo of Earth from space was taken on July 19 of Earth from Saturn by Cassini, and released on July 22. From Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft also portrayed Earth as a small dot.

Saturn's Rings Impacted by Meteoroids

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

Planetary origin theories come across as popular and charismatic, till some little moon pops off and says, "Yoo-hoo! Remember me?"
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