Saturn’s Rings, Io and Enceladus: Showing Youthfulness

Keep this in mind, when evolutionists argue their points in the present time, but in the future spells their arguments doom as a result of better data!

Today’s post will be a bit different from previous ones, some issues are going to be addressed. There is a scientist in here that has gotten upset with me over the years because we disagree on how nature and the universe was designed. About two years ago, he said this…

“Even if the rings of Saturn would be one day old, then that would not change the age of the earth, the sun, the moon, Saturn itself, etc. etc.”

This is setting up a straw man using circular reasoning. In Discover Magazine, when Cassini was sending back amazing new data about Saturn’s rings, it says…

“It bugs me because Saturn’s rings are gaudy and obvious, spectacular and awesome. It seems really unlikely that they are so young, compared to the fantastic age of the solar system (4.55 billion years). It’s too much of a coincidence to think that they happened to exist just when we happen to be around to see them.”

There are two secular theories regarding Saturn’s rings, one is from the 1800’s by the man named, Édouard Albert Roche. His proposal went like this, Saturn’s rings were once a moon which got ripped apart by tidal forces. The second theory goes like this, the rings were part of the original Nebular material from which Saturn was formed. What is the point? The point is, the consensus view among those who believe the solar system is billions of year old, also believe that Saturn rings are that old too, in their opinion. As you can see, some have a hard time with the rings being even 100 million years old which would be still too old for the creationist model. So it is believed that things like stars and planets formed very slowly, the rings are no exception, they would never accept even 25 million years old.

Back to the scientists in here, he says this while quoting me first…

“While the Cassini mission has thrown secular theories a loop, it has provided a wealth of great information on confirming the Bible!”

“So what does your bible say about the rings of Saturn then ? Or even about Saturn ?”

It’s a math thing, given the dates recorded in the Bible, which tell us the Universe is young including Saturn’s rings. Observational data is very important, well beyond story telling proposals of old age which what would be argued for Saturn’s rings.  The Cassini mission however, has brought new data which proves more conclusively that the rings are young not billions of years old!

Moving on to Jupiter’s moon, called…lo which is the most active volcanic body in the solar system! No planetary scientist ever imagined this happening to such a small moon. It has been argued too from another person that tidal were responsible for the activity. However, in JPL’s press release it says…

“A mystery has also emerged. The team found that active volcanoes accounted for only about 60 percent of Io’s heat. This component mostly emanates from flat-floored volcanic craters called paterae, a common feature on Io. But where is the “missing” 40 percent? “We are investigating the possibility that there are many smaller volcanoes that are hard, but not impossible, to detect,” said Veeder. “We are now puzzling over the observed pattern of heat flow.”

“The fascinating thing about the distribution of the heat flow is that it is not in keeping with the current preferred model of tidal heating of Io at relatively shallow depths,” said Ashley Davies.

The mystery is trying to make something very old when it is actually quite young! Their objective is trying to find a way how this activity could have been going on for billions of years. It makes more sense with it being considered young because youthfulness reflects activity! The reason why it appears young is because it is young!

Enceladus is another moon where planetary scientists are working on a story that would suggest how the activity of this moon could last for billions of years.

In phys.org

“This morning’s E-19 flyby completed a trio of recent close passes by Cassini of the 318-mile (511-km) -wide moon, bringing the spacecraft as low as 46 miles (74 km) above its frozen surface. The goal of the maneuver was to gather data about Enceladus’ internal mass — particularly in the region around its southern pole, where a reservoir of liquid water is thought to reside — and also to look for “hot spots” on its surface that would give more information about its overall energy distribution.”

The geysers on Enceladus create plasma but it is unlike anything that has been seen before: tiny dust grains that pick up negative ions from water molecules pumped out the geysers. This plasma feeds a magnetic bubble, or magnetosphere, surrounding Saturn! Could this have been going on for billions of years? That is what planetary scientists are working on, trying to keep this activity that is common and more logical with youth, going for billions of years which is not logical.

Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Continues To Put On A Show

One of the most remarkable phenomena happening in our solar system today, is Io where it continues to show massive volcanic activity. Io is only slightly bigger than Earth’s moon and is the third largest among moons orbiting around Jupiter. Planetary scientists are busy mapping its surface and are in the process of coming up with new ideas about what drives its activity.

In the highlights in the paper, “Volcanism on Io: New Insights from Global Geologic Mapping”  it says…

“We produced the first complete, 1:15M-scale global geologic map of Jupiter’s moon Io

► Io was mapped into 19 material units: plains (65.8% of surface), lava flow fields (28.5%), mountains (3.2%), and patera floors (2.5%) ► The distribution of plains units is geographically constrained: White plains (dominated by SO2 + contaminants) occur mostly in the equatorial antijovian region (±30o, 90o-230oW), possibly indicative of a regional cold trap.

“► Bright (presumably sulfur-rich) flow fields make up 30% more lava flow fields than dark (presumably silicate) flows (56.5% vs. 43.5%), and only 18% of bright flow fields occur within 10 km of dark flow fields ► These results suggest that primary sulfur-rich effusions are an important component of Io’s recent volcanism.”

“► We mapped 425 paterae (volcano-tectonic depressions), which cover only 2.5% of Io’s surface, but correspond to 64% of all detected hot spots ► The freshest bright and dark flows make up about 29% of all of Io’s flow fields, suggesting active emplacement is occurring in less than a third of Io’s visible lava fields.”

“► The greater areal extent of gas-derived diffuse deposits (red + white, 85%) compared to presumably pyroclast-bearing diffuse deposits (dark (silicate ash) + yellow (sulfur-rich ash), 15%) indicates that there is effective separation between the transport of pyroclasts and gas in many Ionian explosive eruptions…”

The research produces good evidence for creationism, which advocates a young universe which is not billions of years old. Not surprising that evolutionary Planetary scientists are forcing the data into the old-age framework rather than exploring questions like how does molten material erupt onto the surface without plate tectonics? And why are heavy elements seen in the ultramafic lavas remain near the surface rather than submerging deep into the interior billions of years ago? How would Io really look with all this massive volcanic activity on this small moon happening for billions of years? Is their answer, “stuff happens” because it happens?