The Moon Io Continues to Thwart Deep Time

It is obviously human nature to want to know things. A wagon train-load of grotzits has been spent on space exploration even before rockets went up yonder. Telescopes, bigger and better telescopes, telescopes in space — not enough, people want to go and look.

Cameras, telescopes, and communications equipment were loaded onto various space probes. Sending humans were just not feasible, so that was the next best thing. Jupiter and its moons have had several visitors from here: Pioneer, V'ger (I mean, Voyager), and others have shown Jupiter's moon Io to be recalcitrant to deep-time beliefs.

The moon Io is long known to be volcanically active. which is a problem for believers in deep time. The Juno mission made things worse for secularists
Infrared view of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, NASA / JPL et al.
It has been known for quite some time that Io is volcanically active, which should not happen if it was billions of years old. The Juno mission showed further images of volcanic activity. Secularists are attempting rescuing devices to explain what is observed, including how it spews lava, reconsumes it, and do it again hundreds of times like a sick dog (Prov. 26:11). Like explaining away protein molecules in dinosaur eggs, circular reasoning is invoked: Assume deep time to prove deep time.
The Juno mission has released stunning new images of Io, Jupiter’s second Galilean satellite. Look at the picture of a lava lake called Loki Patera that is as smooth as glass. That’s very unusual. . . .

To believe that Io has been erupting ultramafic (very hot) lavas for billions of years requires accepting two unlikely premises: that the volcanic moon receives enough heat from its neighbors through tidal pressure to keep its volcanoes going, and that a moon can cannibalize and regurgitate its entire mass hundreds of times.

NASA’s Juno Gives Aerial Views of Mountain, Lava Lake on Io (NASA Juno press release, 18 April 2024). Using divination on sulfur isotopes, a moyboy team at Caltech gives the reader a choice:

To read the full article, fly on over to "Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Defies Deep Time."