Mercury a Hit and Run Planet?

Fig. 1 Mercury as imaged by MESSENGER, with parallel gouged grooves from Valles Marineris.

Fig. 1 Mercury as imaged by MESSENGER, with parallel gouged grooves from Valles Marineris.

A few scientists have proposed that Mercury was a ‘normal’ terrestrial planet that had its mantle and crust blasted away by the impact of a large body billions of years ago, thereby ‘explaining’ why it is primarily solid iron. The most difficult problem with this hypothesis is that the spectrum of the surface is ‘chondritic’, i.e. it contains many volatile elements that are found in the most common meteorites which have fallen to Earth. If the crust and mantle had been blasted away, then these elements should not be present. Two scientists, Asphaug (ASU) & Reufer (Bern) have supposedly ‘solved’ this dilemma by developing a statistical scenario for how planets merge and grow based on the “common notion” that Mars and Mercury are the last two relics of an original population of maybe 20 bodies that mostly accreted to form Venus and Earth, which lucked out (2 for 3 ain’t such a bad batting average). Contemporary science also claims that the millions of craters covering Mercury’s surface are proof that it is an ancient planet, billions of years old.

Cyclic Catastrophism

Based on the recent creation of Venus described in ancient texts, Cyclic Catastrophism claims that terrestrial planets were each formed complete with solid iron core, mantle and crust, from unique, enormously energetic impacts on Jupiter. The reason that Mars and Mercury no longer appear ‘complete’, is because Mars’ oceans, atmosphere and biosphere were blasted to the Earth between 3700 and 700 (687) BC when it repeatedly was captured in a geostationary orbit.  At the end of this period of cyclic catastrophism, its solid iron core exited the planet (through the Valles Marineris) and fell into the inner solar system, and is now called Mercury, while conservationlaws required the remains of Mars to move out to its current frozen orbit. These two ‘planets’ are merely the debris of those encounters. During the 3,000 years of cyclic catastrophism, so much material was blasted from some one-hundred volcanoes in Mars northern hemisphere, that its northern third is 7 km below the planetary datum. Some of these bodies fell to the Earth as meteorites and on the near side of the Moon (regolith), but infinitely more have fallen and are still falling toward the Sun. As a result, the recently exposed surface of Mercury has been subjected to a great rain of the same material in the last 2,700 years, resulting in its ‘chondritic’ spectrum. Instead of the currently accepted interpretation, that these imply Mercury is billions of years old, the innumerable impact craters on Mercury actually provide a small idea of the vast amount of material that has recently colored the solar absorption spectrum, which is, not surprisingly, also ‘chontritic’.

The one-hundred geostationary encounters of Mars with the Earth, which began at the Biblical creation of mankind (3700 BC) and the fact that they resulted in the rejuvenation of the Earth, lead to the obvious conclusion that God intervened to provide the bounteous Earth on which we live today. This entire rejuvenation process took place while the first one-hundred generations of mankind watched and fortunately, their observations are preserved in many ancient texts, waiting for their revelation to the entire world.  Science, in its current form, cannot and will not accept this.  Understanding this has allowed Cyclic Catastrophism to plumb the depths of the solar system far beyond the range allowed by evolutionist thinking.

Based on the ages of Mars meteorites, it is some 4.6 billion years old, while the oldest Earth rocks are only 3.9 billion years – a difference of 700 million years.  It is interesting to note that the solid core of the Earth has a radius of 1220 km, while Mercury’s radius, including some 220 km of clinging sulphuric material from its outer core plus its ‘chondritic’ crust is 2440 km.  The difference is likely due to the greater time and subsequent cooling of Mars more ancient core.

Discard all theologies and all belief …The whole principle that someone else knows and you do not know, that the one who knows is going to teach you.  

Jiddu Krisnamurti


~ by Angiras on July 10, 2014.

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