Is it possible for Mercury to be billions of years old as evolutionary models demand?

Recent space exploration has discovered significant evidence that would undermine these old-universe models. The Mariner 10 space probe (1974-1975) & the Messenger probe (2011) revealed much about Mercury’s makeup and have confounded scientists who adhere to the Solar Nebula Model.

Problem #1: Mercury is Dense

Mercury is very dense—possibly with an iron core of up to 75% of its diameter. The existing models of solar evolution cannot account for how such a dense and “cold” planet evolved so close to the sun over the billions of years necessary to conform to their theory. Mercury’s high density cannot be accounted for within the theories, models, and computer simulations of slow-and-gradual-evolutionary models.

Problem #2: Mercury has a Magnetic Field

Mariner 10 discovered that Mercury had a magnetic field which, according to existing models of planetary evolution, is impossible for a planet billions of years old with a solid core. Mercury’s large and dense core creates resistance which would decrease the amplitude of any magnetic field as the energy is converted to heat. This basic science dictates that the field would decrease over thousands of years, not billions. The rapid decay rate of the magnetic field indicates the planet must be younger than the billions of years necessary for the existing naturalistic theories

If Mercury had a dynamo, that might help resolve the magnetic field dilemma. However, existing models predict that a planet this small and 4.5 billions years old should have cooled down, thus eliminating the possibility of a dynamo at the core of Mercury.

Problem #3: Mercury has Volatile Elements

The Large Impact Hypothesis attempts to resolve the problem of the magnetic field by assuming that an early asteroid impacted Mercury, stripping off all the lighter materials leaving only the dense core. However, the presence of various volatile elements discovered on the surface of Mercury runs counter to the Large Impact Hypothesis and creates challenges for the Solar Nebula Hypothesis which says these volatile elements cannot be present on Mercury.


These three problems present a fundamental problem for Solar Nebula theorists and models that require billions of years of planetary evolution.

The heavens declare...

A great place to start your own study of astronomy and cosmology is this series by Spike Psarris who was previously an engineer in the United States’ military space program. He entered that program as an atheist and an evolutionist. He left it as a creationist and a Christian. His website, and these 3 videos, help explose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary model, especially in astronomy.

Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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