The Former Magnetic Field of Mars
The former magnetic field of Mars is a difficult concept for evolutionists and mainstream scientists to explain using uniformitarian assumptions while the creationist model can explain the concept easily. Mars is the fourth planet from our Sun and has a unique red color that has intrigued astronomers for thousands of years. Mars has a diameter equal to one half of Earth and has a dense metallic core surrounded by a less dense outer layer. Evolutionists believe that Mars once had a magnetic field according to their dynamo theory that allows for self-sustaining magnetic fields charged by an electric current inside the metallic core layer composed of iron and nickel. The dynamo theory describes the process through which a rotating, convecting, and electrically conducting fluid can maintain a magnetic field over time scales in the billions of years. However, evolutionists and mainstream scientists describe how Mars lost its magnetic field as it cooled off more than four billion years ago using their time scale. If so, evolutionists must answer how Mars lost its magnetic field "so soon" while many other planets kept theirs for billions of years. Even satellite moons of Neptune smaller than Mars and much further away have kept their magnetic field. The planet Mercury is smaller than Mars and has a significant magnetic field. The creationist answer is that planetary magnetic fields do not last very long and gradually weaken in strength relatively rapidly over time periods of several thousand years. Planetary magnetic fields are designed to last for only a few thousand years according to the creationist model and this explains why Mars lost its magnetic field so soon. Therefore, the other planets in the solar system and their magnetic fields cannot be older than 6,000 years according to the creationist model.