For many years, most astronomers believed that comets were the remains of the solar system’s formation some 4.6 billion years ago. One the other hand, creationists have argued that a comet is not that old because of it’s travel around the sun, where it experiences heat and other processes which causes it to disintegrate. As a result of loosing a lot of material, comets could not exist for more than 100,000 years.
Recent observations have falsified the long held belief by most astronomers that the comets were made up with the cold remains of the solar system’s formation…
“Though the mission was expected to provide a unique glimpse into the early solar system by returning a mix of solar system condensates, amorphous grains from the interstellar medium and true stardust (crystalline grains originating in distant stars), the initial results painted a different picture.”
“Instead, the comet materials consisted of high-temperature materials including calcium-aluminum rich inclusions (CAIs), the oldest objects formed in the solar nebula. These objects form in the inner regions of the solar nebula and are common in meteorites. The presence of CAIs in comet Wild 2 indicates that the formation of the solar system included mixing over radial distances much greater than has been recognized by scientists in the past.”
In 1999 NASA had sent a probe to comet Wild 2 in order to prove their theory and what they found of course was a conflict on what they had predicted for so many years. This shows the value of observation in science. But the problem remains within secular astronomy when it comes to relying on speculation, a rescue attempt was made to counter the observation conflict with a inventive idea which is a “radial transport of material over large distances in the early solar nebula.”
Could that even be possible? A paper in science claimed the particle studied from the mission is 1.7 million years old, is that really reliable considering their track record with comets? If one cannot explain how it happened, it seems pretentious to claim to know when it happened.
Comets not only disintegrates over time, they also get destroyed…National Geographic reports…
“SOHO was able to watch the comet plunging toward the sun thanks to its occulting disk, seen as an opaque circle at the center of the images. The disk creates an artificial solar eclipse, blocking out direct glare from the sun to reveal the fainter solar corona and surrounding stars, planets, and other objects. Zooming in from the left, as seen by SOHO, the comet starts to dissolve as it nears the sun, and it never reappears from behind the occulting disk.”
Not surprisingly, National Geographic reverted back to old speculation claiming there are other comets which contain the remains of the early solar system otherwise it would be an admission of observing young comets which is indeed what we are seeing. It’s certainly a blessing to have Stardust, Deep Impact and other missions that gather data to replace speculation which verifies the Bible!