Little Moons Throw a Spanner into the Cosmology Works

Cosmologists and Cosmogonists have their theories on the origins and workings of the solar system and the universe. Secular versions rely on presuppositions that the universe is very old. The theories do not hold up under scrutiny — moons like Io and Enceladas manage to make matters worse.

Enceladas spouts off. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI
Theories and computer models fail to explain the activities and the heat of these moons. They should be cold rocks after all of that alleged time. Instead, they put on shows of their own. None of this is a problem for biblical creationists, by the way.
Planetary origin theories come across as popular and charismatic, till some little moon pops off and says, “Yoo-hoo! Remember me?”
Io, Io; It’s Not So Long Ago
Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io is a pain in the astronomical dating game.  Imagine if similar-sized Earth’s moon were carrying on like that; it would be a fireworks show every night, keeping scientists awake wondering how it stays active.  Planetary modelers have had a hard time figuring out Io’s heat source (and how long it could last) since Voyager revealed the eruptions in 1979; and no, tidal flexing is not sufficient.  Now, some NASA and ESA scientists say the volcanoes are “all wrong” – the volcanoes are in the wrong places from where models say they should be.
A press release from NASA Goddard opens with a dramatic image from the New Horizons flyby in 2007, showing a huge plume at Io’s north pole in action.  If the tidal flexing models worked, the expected volcanic action should be 30 to 60 degrees east of where it actually is.  “We found a systematic eastward offset between observed and predicted volcano locations that can’t be reconciled with any existing solid body tidal heating models,” Christopher Hamilton (U of Maryland) said.
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