The Cassini spacecraft has been a valuable tool in it’s observation as far as creation science is concerned. While it’s true, these types of observations are designed with evolution in mind, the data discovered by this spacecraft is truly amazing, and has in fact made new discoveries which confirm God’s Word.
“New carefully targeted pictures reveal exquisite details in the prominent south polar “tiger stripe” fractures from which the jets emanate. The images show the fractures are about 300 meters (980 feet) deep, with V-shaped inner walls.
The outer flanks of some of the fractures show extensive deposits of fine material. Finely fractured terrain littered with blocks of ice tens of meters in size and larger (the size of small houses) surround the fractures.”
The timing and angles of the pictures were certainly quite a challenge because Cassini was moving pretty fast during the flyby, but in the end, it was able to complete it’s historic mission. Scientists are now reviewing the data, and will make some sort of interpretation in light of evolution, but here, we will look at the data when available and update this blog from a creationist point of view.
The missions of Cassini since 2005, has made some remarkable observations, one of which is the “F” ring of Saturn. It was found experiencing many major collisions which cause structural changes in the ring such as grooves, spurs, gouges, and fan like structures. This new data has indicated the F ring is not billions of years old but more in line of being thousands of years old. Evolutionary scientists don’t dispute the ring being billions of years old anymore, but the age factor of it being millions of years old is still an issue with them.
Just the mere existence of this particular ring amazes the scientists; “It is difficult to understand how the observed 1 km-wide ring component seen in some of the highest resolution images can survive in such a chaotic environment”. If this ring was truly old say like millions or billions of years old, the ring could not survive or appear in such good condition as it’s currently in.
But let’s say the ring was indeed very old, then one should be observing Saturn’s “F” ring in a more eroded and battered state due to the punishment it takes on a daily basis even from the sun. What we do see in space is a young ring only thousands of years old. This observational data is just another piece of many that confirm God’s Word.