Ceres: Remains of an Exploded Planet, Part 2


By Clint Bishard

Jesus Created Ministries


As I noted last week, Ceres and the asteroid belt can be better explained as the remains of an exploded planet, than left over dust as predicted by the secular nebular hypothesis.  Additionally, this better fits the Biblical model of a perfect creation followed by catastrophe.  Today I want to continue with the evidence for the explosion of a planet sometime in the past between Mars and Jupiter:

·        The nebular hypothesis predicts that the asteroids would have developed via the accretion of small dust particles into the different sized “planetesimals” now making up the asteroid belt.  However, the asteroids do not represent these collected dust “planetesimals,” but instead are fused solid bodies similar to the composition of the earth.  Interestingly, the composition of the asteroid belt has actually been studied from meteor “falls” here on earth.  “When the trajectories of falls are traced, the majority indicate an origin within the asteroid belt…A small number of ‘found’ meteorites show similarity to moon rocks, and a few others have gaseous inclusions similar in compositions to the atmosphere of Mars, so it has been suggested that these might have been blasted off those celestial bodies during the giant impacts that scarred their surfaces.  However, the vast majority appear to come from the direction of the asteroid belt and they match the asteroids in composition”[1]  “Of those that survive and reach the ground, about 95 percent of recorded ‘falls’ (those that are seen and then recovered, as opposed to those that are simply ‘found’) are of the ‘stony’ kind – similar in composition to earth rocks.  About 4 percent of falls are of the ‘iron’ type – similar in composition to the earth’s iron/nickel core.  Because they tend to be larger, the ‘irons’ make up about two-thirds of the total mass of recorded falls.  About 1 percent of falls are a stony-iron mixture.”[2]  Therefore, “Asteroids and meteorites look very much like the rubble of a disrupted planet.  The ‘stony’ types correspond with the outer mantle crust of an earth-like planet, while the ‘iron’ type exactly parallels the inner core region of the earth.”[3]  The composition of the asteroids better fits the exploded planet view than the accretion of small dust particles over a long period of time.

·        The nebular hypothesis with its millions/billions of years of accretion would predict that the meteor/asteroid craters visible on the planets and moons in the solar system would be uniform given the random nature of these impacts.  “Astronomers call this even spacing of craters ‘symmetrical cratering.’  Astronomers have not observed symmetrical cratering anywhere.  In fact, every moon and planet with craters has more craters in one hemisphere than the other.  This shows that the nebular hypothesis is false.  The earth, for example, has more craters in the Old World than the New World.  This situation is called ‘asymmetrical cratering,’ and is exactly what we would expect if a massive one-time planetary explosion had thrown debris through the solar system to hit whatever was in its path.”[4]

·        The two small moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, do not match that of something formed via collected “planetesimals” as expected by the nebular hypothesis, but instead they appear to be captured asteroids.  “Space probes have photographed both Phobos and some asteroids at very close range, confirming that they look quite similar.”[5]

·        The objection that it would take too much energy to explode a planet is no problem for an infinite God who has judged our universe in the past.


[1] Alex Williams and John Hartnett, Ph. D., Dismantling of the Big Bang: God’s Universe Rediscovered (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2005) p. 157.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid, p. 158.

[4] Dr. Jonathan Henry, The Astronomy Book (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1999), p.63.

[5] Ibid.

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