The ongoing study of Saturn is adding to the long list of scientific data undermining conventional Solar Nebula theories. Saturn’s rings, the most distinctive aspect of this planet, are similar in scale to a sheet of paper that is as wide as San Francisco. Evolutionary models predicted that due to the massive number of collisions and corresponding loss of relative motion, the rings should be moving in precise circles and on the same plane. However, contrary to what naturalistic models predict, images from Voyager 1 in 1980 showed that there are spokes and braids inside the rings. The variation of shape is a problem for Old Universe models. NASA scientist Jeff Cuzzi is one person making this same observation. He writes, “After all this time we’re still not sure about the origin of Saturn’s rings,” The planet itself is supposed to be 4.8 billion years old, but based on recent evidence, Cuzzi says, “there’s a growing awareness that Saturn’s rings can’t be so old.”

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The small moons orbiting Saturn’s  outermost regions provide more evidence of a young planet. These moons are gaining angular momentum which will eventually collapse the outer rings and the outer moons will be flung into space. Cuzzi concludes. “This is a young dynamical system.“

This evidence of youth is also evident in Titan’s methane atmosphere. Physics tells us that sunlight breaks methane down into Ethane. The Cassini probe was sent to explore Jupiter’s moon Titan and found no evidence of the oceans of methane and ethane predicted; the surface of the moon is dry. This lack of methane on the surface belies the significant amounts of methane and ethane in the atmosphere. Therefore, Titan contains too much atmospheric methane and not enough ethane, to be billions of years old.

Scientific exploration has done a great deal to help us understand the failure of evolutionary models to explain the reality and origins of our universe.

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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