Geologists Smash Pluto to Make it Look Old
February 7, 2022
Planetary scientists pull out their tried-and-true all-purpose explanation: impacts.
Saturn, the Bringer of Youth
December 20, 2018
More discoveries of youthful phenomena contradict Gustav Holst's musical tribute to "Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age."
Another Method to Heat Enceladus Falls Short
November 20, 2018
How do you power geysers emitting more heat than Yellowstone on a little moon for billions of years?
SaturNews and TitaNews
September 16, 2016
New findings are running rings around planetary theories of old age, particularly in the Saturn system.
Titan Ethane Still Missing, and Other Planetary Puzzles
May 7, 2016
We update the problem of Titan's missing ethane and other challenges to billions of years.
Is Pluto Another Geyser World? "Shocking" Images Baffle Scientists
July 17, 2015
In addition to featureless plains, Pluto may even sport active geysers—with no recourse to tidal heating to power them.
Pluto Is Young
July 15, 2015
The New Horizons science team is stunned by surface features on Pluto and its large moon Charon that cannot be billions of years old.
Making Up Facts to Fit a Narrative
July 6, 2015
To be a good evolutionary scientist, write your narrative first. Then observe things. Finally, make up a model that fits the narrative.
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.
Moon Still Has Hot Core
August 23, 2014
Japanese scientists have determined that a soft, hot core remains in the center of the moon, contrary to expectations.
Enceladus Geysers Still Unexplained
July 31, 2014
The number of geysers has topped a hundred on Saturn's overactive moon. How could they be sustained for billions of years?