Mercury Troubles Deep-Time Scientists

Many of the planets in our solar system are recalcitrant toward deep time, as seen from Pluto at one end and Mercury at the other. There is a frequent problem for cosmology in that planets and moons are showing signs of relative youth, not billions of years. Indeed, our own moon shows geological activity.

Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system, only slightly larger than dwarf planet Pluto. But it has a magnetic field (as predicted by biblical creationist Dr. D. Russell Humphreys). It is also showing recent geological activity.

Although the solar system is supposedly billions of years old, moons and planets show the opposite. New evidence is seen showing that Mercury is young.
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Secular scientists expect that planets cooled after their formation from hot gasses a mighty long time ago, but they are seeing that evidence does not fit their views. Certain features on the surface of Mercury are dated at an upper limit of 300 million years. (Anti-creationists may scoff at this and other upper limits because they don't support biblical creation, but that is a diversion because they cannot explain why Mercury is not showing its putative billions of years.) No cosmic evolution is supported here either, Hoss.
The analysis of data from the MESSENGER spacecraft has revealed evidence of recent tectonic activity on Mercury—activity caused by the ongoing cooling of the planet’s interior. This evidence is in the form of small fractures (or grabens) incised into long embankments, called lobate scarps. As Mercury’s interior cools, it shrinks. As a result, thrust faults form in the surface, forcing part of the terrain up and over another piece of terrain, producing scarps. The conventional thinking has long been that this shrinkage began billions of years ago.

However, smaller fracture-bound regions, called grabens, incised into the thrusted scarps, indicate more recent geological activity. Debris from meteorite impacts, as well as the tendency of raised portions of the crust to sag and flow downhill, should have erased and filled in the grabens.

The rest of the article is located at "Youthful Mercury: Still Cooling and Shrinking."