How Flamingos Stand on One Foot
May 26, 2017
Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?
Dry Titan Has Static Cling
March 31, 2017
Imagine putting a cat in box of packing peanuts. Something like that happens when Titan's sand dunes grow, some scientists think.
Small Planetary Bodies Unexpectedly Active
March 27, 2017
You would think things would have cooled down after 4.5 billion years. That's not what planetary scientists are observing.
Questioning the Sanity of Big Science and Big Media
February 18, 2017
Scientists arrogate to themselves the authority to diagnose insanity, but they and their friends in the mainstream media believe some pretty nutty things.
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.
Trending: Moons With Oceans
October 14, 2016
Europa has one. Enceladus has one. Titan might have one. Now, it seems every moon wants an ocean under its crust.
SaturNews and TitaNews
September 16, 2016
New findings are running rings around planetary theories of old age, particularly in the Saturn system.
Only Earth Is a Life Haven
June 23, 2016
Here are more discoveries that make it reasonable to think complex life is rare in the universe, and might be unique to Earth.
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.
Titan Takes the Age Stage
April 4, 2016
Saturn's giant moon has prompted a flurry of new science papers. Can anyone keep it billions of years old?
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.
Solar System Is Weird Only if It Is Old
March 14, 2016
To someone who believes the solar system is billions of years old, no wonder its contents look weird.
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.
Updates from Outer Planets
January 9, 2016
Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.
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.
Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails
October 21, 2015
Astrobiologists and their accomplices in the media are finding life everywhere where it isn't or couldn't be. Time to call in the science rangers.
Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates
October 19, 2015
It's hard to tell when things crashed into each other.
August 8, 2015
Cassini keeps revealing puzzling phenomena in the Saturn system that challenge traditional theories and date estimates.
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.
Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists
July 14, 2015
It's not a featureless orb: Pluto has a whale and a heart. A "complex and nuanced" surface shows that Pluto and its large moon Charon had a history.
Titan: Planetary Scientists Invent Imaginary Histories
June 15, 2015
Getting from then to now is more poetic license than demonstrable fact.
Geology Upset: Wind Carves Canyons Fast
March 19, 2015
According to a new study, wind carves canyons ten times faster than water. This has implications for theories on Mars and Earth.
Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth
March 13, 2015
More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?
Mars Methane Is Not Alive
December 16, 2014
Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.
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.
Comet Lander Working, But Not Optimal
November 13, 2014
Rosetta's Philae lander hopped twice before landing in the shade in a tilted position, but the instruments are working.
Rosetta's Philae: ESA Lands Probe on Comet
November 12, 2014
Another space first: the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet this morning, but will it stick?
Mercury, Moon May Still Be Erupting
October 17, 2014
Two objects that should be old and dead show surprising activity. Other indications of youthfulness in the solar system are noted.
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.