Mercury Shrinking Weirdly

Fig. 1 The Valles Marineris from which Mercury exited Mars.

Fig. 1 The Valles Marineris from which Mercury, (diameter 3030 miles) exited Mars.

Ancient texts make clear that the ancient, living planet Mars was captured in a geostationary orbit of the Earth and released with a 30-year cycle and that one hundred such encounters occurred, resulting in the transfer of its atmosphere, oceans, crust, flora and fauna to form the world we know today.  Astrophysically, the most amazing aspect of these cycles were the releases of Mars from an orbit only 44,400 km from the Earth. As explained in many posts on this site, the releases were the result of the ejection of the solid iron core of Mars, which zoomed around the Earth to the East in a slingshot maneuver, catching up to and rejoining the outer shell of the planet eight days later through the wide open gash, called the Valles Marineris. These encounters ended when the solid core, the deity Mercury in Roman myth, was deflected by proto-Venus and failed to rejoin the outer shell, interacted with proto-Venus for several centuries before it (Mercury) settled into its current orbit about 2,215 years ago.

Mercury the Former Solid Core of Mars

Mercury was a hot (> 6,000 K) glowing pristine sun-like body at that date, coated with a layer of sulphurous material from the outer core of Mars.  In Hebrew, Mercury is called the ‘Sun star’. The only blemishes were deep linear gouges in the coating cut by sharp rocks bordering the Valles Marineris as it left Mars. These parallel gouges led to the notion in Greek myth that Hermes (Mercury) had invented the lyre, an ancient stringed instrument. This pristine surface has become partly obscured by millions of craters, the result of bodies blasted from Mars during the entire 3,000 years it interacted with the Earth, still marked by meteor showers we experience today.


The physical evidence that Mercury emerged from the Valles Marineris on Mars is present in a number of forms. The recent pristine form of Mercury is still present in regions between the many craters, which have been labelled ‘smooth plains’, by NASA scientists in contrast to the surface of the Moon which has no smooth areas between craters, i.e. is completely covered with craters. Planetary scientists believe the smooth plains must be due to lava flows, because no smooth plains ‘should be’ present on a planet they believe is 4.6 billion years old. Consistent with Cyclic Catastrophism, Mercury’s surface has some ten times the amount of sulphur as the Earth or Moon – the coating from the liquid outer core of Mars.  Gamma ray measurements by MESSENGER have detected material on the surface  having the same composition as the stony chondritic meteorites that are continuously falling on Earth, surprising conventional science because the great heat of Mercury should have evaporated them.  The strings of the lyre are present in the form of the Mercurian Grid, parallel linear gouges noted years ago in the Mariner 10 images of Mercury, but ignored by planetary scientists.  Additional circumstantial evidence exists in the relative size of the Valles Marineris and Mercury, the scale of the former is illustrated in Figure 1, while the diameter of Mercury is officially 3030 miles. Note that Mars is now considerably smaller than when it still had its solid core.

Fig. 2  North-south trending lobate scarp on Mercury.

Fig. 2 North-south trending lobate scarp on Mercury.

Unexpected Distribution of Scarps on Mercury

MESSENGER has mapped a vast array of fault scarps hundreds of km long and over a kilometer high. These are obviously due to the fact that the solid iron interior is shrinking.  In Cylic Catastrophism, this shrinking began only 2,215 years whereas NASA scientists believe the planet has been shrinking for 4.6 billion years.  Assuming Mercury is an ancient planet, they expected the scarps to be randomly distributed over the surface.  However, The new research contradicts this model. MESSENGER has found distinct patterns in the orientations of the scarps and clear concentrations in the number of scarps.  Many scarps are concentrated in two broad longitudinal bands.  I suggest that the reason for their unexpected distribution is that the scarps are forming along the gouges in the surface that resulted when Mercury left Mars, The Mercurian Grid has essentially been ignored by conventional science, primarily because they cannot explain it.

Explaining Mercury’s Shrinking

Why has Mercury been shrinking so rapidly?  The currently accepted hypothesis is that it is just due to cooling over the last 4.6 billion years. However, as has been suggested in many posts on this site, global magnetic fields originate from high pressure superconductors in the solid inner cores of planets, not from a hypothetical ‘dynamo effect’ in their liquid outer cores. The fact that Mercury still has an axial-symmetric magnetic field is consistent with this view. Based on the fact that the solid core of the Earth is known to be less dense than solid iron, it has long been believed that the iron is mixed with a less dense element. High pressure experiments with iron in diamond anvils found that hydrogen completely and reversably invade iron at high pressure, decreasing its density and forming layered crystals of FeH which the authors suggested resembled certain known superconducting materials.  What is significant in the case of Mercury is that the experiments showed that the hydrogen would immediately come out of the iron crystal when the pressure was reduced.  This suggests that the exiting  of hydrogen from Mercury is what is causing the planet to shrink and causing the magnetic field, which was strong while within Mars, to decrease to its current level.

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.  Albert Einstein










~ by Angiras on June 10, 2015.

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