Saturday, 5 October 2013
Volcanoes on Jupiter’s Moon Io Suggest the Solar System is Young
We can add a new element to the list of features that speak against a multi-billion year old solar system. In addition to comets, Mercury’s magnetic field and the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, Jupiter’s moon Io also shows signs of youth (in a relative sense).
If Io were really as old as some astronomers assume, it should be a dead moon.
But it isn’t.
Io’s volcanoes are active and surprisingly violent, suggesting that they could not have been spouting lava for millions of years.
Coppedge, David. 2013. The Violent Volcanoes of Io. Creation
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