Dwarf Planet Haumea — It Has a Nice Ring to It

Our solar system has many oddities, and more are being discovered. Part of the problem for secular astronomers and cosmologists is that celestial objects are recalcitrant regarding speculations regarding the formation of the solar system. Today's instance involves a dwarf planet way out yonder, beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto.

Solar system objects defy deep time views, and Haumea is puzzling in several ways, including a ring
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This maverick was called 2003 EL61 for a spell, then was given the name of Haumea, after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth. (No, I don't get it, either.) Its largest equatorial diameter is 1,960 miles (1,218 km).

"Why did you say largest, Cowboy Bob?"

Because Haumea is... well, elongated. Kind of like an egg.

It also has a very rapid rotation, each day lasting about four hours, and it has a couple of moons. There are a few artists' conceptions (such as this one), but a decent photo is hard to find. Haumea is a trans-Neptunian object, a classification also given to our former ninth planet, Pluto. It is also considered to be a part of the Kuiper belt, a disk-shaped region containing some rocks and ice objects, but nowhere near as many as been theorized.

The latest news about this happy, bashful dwarf planet is that is has a ring. Like so many other discoveries, that's not supposed to happen in an old solar system. Secular astronomers had enough problems with signs of youth at Saturn, now the ring thing. Some tinhorns are desperate to deny evidence of a young solar system, even saying that the interstellar object 1I ‘Oumuamua is the "death knell for young earth creationism" based on conjectures and assumptions that support their preconceptions. (Really? One thing can overturn the body of work, thousands of books, videos, articles, by biblical creation scientists and others, and destroy the Word of God? Learn to think, for crying out loud.) This denial of evidence for recent creation, and affirmation of nothing special, happens a great deal, and some can be seen from the supposed joy and excitement of the scientists over observations that refute their fundamentally flawed worldview in this article:
You can’t declare something old just because your worldview requires it to be old.

New Scientist declared in bold print, “Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one expected.” Reporter Ken Croswell, however, never explains why it was unexpected to find a prominent ring around the dwarf planet Haumea, located about 2 billion miles beyond the orbit of Pluto. When surprised by something that shouldn’t last for billions of years around a body smaller than Pluto, one strategy astronomers employ is to look excited:
To read the rest (and a few other items that put burrs under the saddles of secularists), click on "Ring Around the Dwarf Planet Says ‘I’m Young’".