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Can comets help determine the age
of the universe? And make a slingy

(Checkout this comet)

Did you know comets serve as a reminder of a young universe?  In the Bible in Genesis
we learn that God created the lights in the heavens to help us keep track of time:
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the
day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and

Comets can help us determine if the universe is billions of years old or if the universe is
Genesis 1:1 KJV says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the
earth."  The
Hebrew word for heaven that is used here is 'shamayim' literally
meaning "heaved up things"

Did you know comets can't last forever, in fact they lose mass every time they pass around
were really billions of years old, then why do we still see comets?  If the universe
were billions of years old would not have all comets have burned up by now....yet
we still see comets today!

A scientist that wanted to believe in a universe billions of year old proposed an icy place in
space where comets break off occasionally (called an Oort cloud), but this has never been
verified.  Plus in 2010 the Southwestern Research Institute scientist Hal Levison recognized
the absurdity stating "The standard model can't produce anywhere near the number of
comets we see." (
NASA science news)  His other suggestions bring up even more problems
trying to propose where new comets come from.

Since we still see comets today, comets are indeed a "sign" pointing to a young universe.

Would you like to make a Flying Flinging Flour Comet?

Supplies: Flour, Pantyhose (old ones work fine), Measuring Cup, and Scissors.

Instructions: Head outside and fill up your pantyhose legs each with 2 cups of flour.  Next
cut the legs off the pantyhose near the top of the leg.  Remove any extra so that you
basically have a long sock filled with flour.  Tie a knot above the flour so that it now looks
more like a comet with a tail.

Now find a good place outside to throw your Flying Flour Comet.  I prefer to throw mine by
holding the end and spinning it before letting go.  (This helps cause randomness so you
never know where it's going to fly!)  Comets are not random in space though - they have an
orbit that is predictable unless something collides with it.

When it lands watch as your comet collides with the earth losing some of its flour in a cloud
of dust.

Explanation: Comets are similar to a dirty snow ball: rock, ice, and dirt.  Even though it is
fun to throw your comet randomly, in space comets are not random travelers.  In fact they
follow a predictable orbit which allows us to know when we will see it near earth again.  

Comets look awesome in space and even ancient cultures recorded seeing these comets
(and were even frightened of them).  In pictures of comets you've seen you probably
noticed the "Coma" around the comet, this is the steam coming off the comet as it is heated
up by the sun (
slowly burning up).

If you want to learn more about how to know God personally:  
Click here.

Stay tuned for more experiments from ScienceSplat.com that will share evidences in space
revealing a universe much younger than many expected.   Adam Thornton Copyright 2011
Click on the egg to learn more.