For years scientists believed that water was required to rust the iron in the rocks and using water for speculation over the possibility of micro-life being on Mars. In a Simulation Laboratory in Denmark, conducted various experiments where quartz grains mixed with magnetite in a tumbler turn red in a few months as the surfaces wear down and oxygen atoms bind to the magnetite, forming reddish hematite.
Since hematite is deep red in color it doesn’t take much of it to color the dust red. This experiment doesn’t rule out water entirely just how the surface became red. However, this experiment has produced results for a younger surface.
“That was a surprise to everybody,” said Jonathan Merrison of the Aarhus Mars Simulation Laboratory in Denmark…In fact, since the process can occur relatively quickly, it could be that the thin red layer of dust on Mars is somewhat new.”
“I think it means that Mars wasn’t always red,” Merrison said. “Before this work, I think most people in the field kind of thought the Martian surface was billions of years old and had always been red. This work seems to imply that it could be quite recent – millions of years instead of billions of years.”
Millions of years old? The experiments, though had reduced the sand grains to dust in just seven short months, and they turned red quickly when magnetite was added. Even million of years old undermines the old solar system hypothesis because they is just a very small fraction of the assumed age. If Mars is billions of years old with the sand grains tumbling around for eons, why are we seeing the tail end of a rapid process? They don’t know, because they were not there when it happened. This hypothesis is so radical that it turns the previously evolutionary hypothesis upside down. The rapid processes scientists are now finding on Mars confirms the Bible which advocates creationism!