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Another Saturn Moon Hired for Astrobiology

Liquid water under Mimas? Impossible. But if it is there, could life be far behind?

Animists in Modern Dress: Origin-of-Lifers

The spirits of the molecules give rise to animated complex systems, goes the new false religion.

Volcanoes Have Greater Impact on Climate than Thought

Scientists know less about geological influences on climate than the popular press claims

Saturn Moon Pops Its Cork

The James Webb Telescope witnesses Enceladus erupting in a phenomenal geyser plume of record size.

Volcanoes Feed the Planet with Nutrients

A powerful volcano last January was followed by a phytoplankton bloom. What's the connection?

Major Rethink of Magma Dogma

How fast does it take to fill a big magma chamber? Millions of years? No. Just a few months, actually.

Dino Death Flip-Flop

The asteroid theory is coming under fire again. Some scientists resurrect volcanoes as the killers.

Volcanoes Cause Global Warming

Volcanic eruptions can warm and cool the climate. Predicting which outcome will occur exceeds the uncertainties in geophysical knowledge.

One-Eruption Volcanoes: On the Decline?

Monogenetic volcanoes pockmark the western United States, but their dates and causes are poorly understood.

Mars Volcano Recently Erupted

A 20-mile volcanic fissure on Mars may be a recent eruption. Scientists are considering the possibility that Mars is still active.

Venus Is Erupting

If new indirect observations are correct, Venus is an active planet today with huge volcanoes.

Extinctions: A Playground for Darwin Storytellers

The fossils show that many species are gone from our planet. But explaining how they went extinct depends on one's worldview beliefs.

Landslides on Pluto Happened Quickly

If Pluto is really 4.6 billion years old, something happened almost instantaneously out there some time ago. In planetary science, where experts are accustomed to thinking everything is billions of years old, sudden unique events present problems. Almost everything should have settled down by now into a routine. One can certainly argue for exceptions, where […]

Misinterpreting Fossil Graveyards

Fossils are real, but the stories concocted to explain how mixed-up animals became buried together involve assumptions.

Two Geological Process Ages Collapse

Two processes theoretically assumed to take long ages have been shown they can occur quickly.
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