Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Jupiter’s Moon Europa Challenges Billions-of-Years Dogma, Looks Young

Europa looks like this. Image courtesy of NASA.

Joel Kontinen

Some of the big moons of Jupiter and Saturn show signs of youth. If they really were billions of years old, they should be more or less dead.

But they aren’t. There are active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io. Copious amounts of tholin on Saturn’s moon Titan suggest that the moon cannot be billions of years old.

Recent research also suggests that liquid water is “spurting from [Jupiter’s moon] Europa.” The Hubble Space Telescope has observed “possible plumes emanating from mystery moon's south pole.”

As old moons will hardly spout water, the most logical conclusion is that Europa is not as old as is usually assumed, but supports the Genesis-based creation model very well.


Witze, Alexandra. 2013. Hubble spots water. Nature news (12 December).