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Mars Meteorite Shakes Up Stories of Solar System Formation

A long-held assumption about isotope ratios contradicts prevailing views about planet formation.

Activity in Jupiter Moons Defies Long Ages

New findings continue a running theme: the real solar system doesn't look like the expected solar system.
Pluto (color-enhanced) from New Horizons, Sept 24, 2015 release

Geologists Smash Pluto to Make it Look Old

Planetary scientists pull out their tried-and-true all-purpose explanation: impacts.

Forcing Planets into Line

You can't make a planet do what your model says it must do to exist, unless it cooperates in your imagination.

Anti-Theism Makes Cosmologists Go Crazy

Professing themselves to be wise, the professors became fools.

What Science Doesn’t Know

For all the confident triumphalism scientists display, there are major things they do not grasp.

Gold from Starstuff, or a Fool’s Gold Scenario?

If you tweak your scenario hard enough, it will give you anything you want.

Ultima Thule Baffles Astronomers

Another first flyby has astronomers scratching their heads.

Initial Views of Ultima Thule from New Horizons Show Young Object

Ultima Thule, the farthest object ever visited up close by a spacecraft, looks like a snowman.

Surprising Water Found on Inner Solar System Objects

Recently-visited objects in the inner solar system show evidence of water ice or volatile materials.

Crater Count Dating: Self-Secondaries Reduce Age Estimates

A standard method for inferring the ages of planetary surfaces continues to be plagued by bad assumptions.

Latest Evidence that Saturn and Its Rings Are Young

A new set of post-Cassini papers has to deal with observational facts: Saturn's rings cannot last billions of years.

Poison Water Detected on Mars

Mars mania has struck again, with the latest announcement that a "lake" of water may exist under the red planet's polar ice cap.

Planet Origin Theories Contradict Physics

Materialists sound much more confident than they are about their theories for the origin of planets.

Our Solar System Appears Odd to Astronomers *

Our solar system is an oddball, conclude astronomers who looked at hundreds of planetary systems around other stars. *Audio version available.
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