In retelling how our solar system originated, many museums will feature the nebular hypothesis. This idea
suggests that the solar system formed from a spinning cloud of dust and gasses which contracted and
formed the sun and various planets.
There are many scientific and biblical problems with this idea:
- It is an inherently atheistic idea (it attempts to explain the origin of our solar system without
- It contradicts the biblical order of events: God created the earth first, out of nothing, and then
instantaneously created the heavenly bodies four days later.
- Not all planets in our solar system rotate in the same direction (Venus and Uranus rotate clockwise,
while the other planets rotate counterclockwise).
- The laws of physics dictate that gas will expand in space, not contract.
For more information, visit www.answersingenesis.org/go/astronomy.
By NASA, ESA & the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), via Wikimedia Commons
This image of the Ant Nebula was taken using the Hubble telescope.