A gas giant is a planet that is not composed primarily of rock (terrestrial) and is at least ten times the mass of earth. Jupiter, Saturn, and two other planets in our solar system are gas giants. Astronomers have long believed that gas giants are formed in the immense disc of dust which spins around a star. However, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope showed gas giants still being formed around stars that had lost their dust discs. This creates a time problem for Big Bang evolutionists. They concluded that contrary to previous theories, gas giants must form “extremely fast” in the words of Thayne Currie of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. What is extremely fast by evolutionary standards? Less than five million years. So rather than reaching the obvious conclusion that previous theories were wrong about how planets are formed, evolutionists instead magically chop off and dismiss millions of years in order to keep their theory. Why, then, are creationists laughed at when they insist that the evidence shows that evolutionist time estimates are off by millions of years and the planets were formed “extremely fast” (one day)? Evolutionary theory must be constantly adjusted to fit with scientific discovery (as is proper). But, isn’t it interesting how all these adjustments keep getting younger and closer to the Biblical timeframe. One scientist remarked, “Whatever process is responsible for forming [gas giants] has to be incredibly efficient.” Amen!
“Baby Jupiter’s Weight Gain.” BBC News 1/6/2009