“Fountains of the Deep” on Mars
Did you know that scientists believe that Mars has “Fountains of the Deep” under it’s surface? And that this sounds very similar to the “Fountains of the Deep” on Earth which we read about in the Biblical book of Genesis which kicked off the Global Flood of Noah? (Genesis 7:11) Check out this paper …
Semi-three dimensional computer simulations of large-scale cataclysmic flooding: A model and parameter sensitivities
Miyamoto, H. | Baker, V.R. | Komatsu, G.
34th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference; Abstracts of Papers. 2003
Many cataclysmic megafloods in the geological history of Earth has [sic] been recognized. They are linked with late Pleistocene glaciation, and therefore research on these floods might provide insights on climatic changes of Earth. Megafloods appear also to have occurred on Mars, at scales so large that the outflows may have been responsible for the formation of a transient north polar ocean on the planet. Relevant to these problems, the understanding of discharge rates and durations of megafloods will be quite important. A variety of quantitative methods have been applied. However, these computations were confined to a single reach at one time. Therefore, it was difficult to reconstruct the continuous flow relationships among multiple reaches, which is necessary to estimate a discharge rate for the whole system of a megaflood. Link to abstract
Or this from Wikipedia …
Liquid water cannot exist on the surface of Mars with its present low atmospheric pressure, except at the lowest elevations for short periods but water ice is in no short supply, with two polar ice caps made largely of ice. In March 2007, NASA announced that the volume of water ice in the south polar ice cap, if melted, would be sufficient to cover the entire planetary surface to a depth of 11 metres. Additionally, an ice permafrost mantle stretches down from the pole to latitudes of about 60°.
Much larger quantities of water are thought to be trapped underneath Mars’s thick cryosphere, only to be released when the crust is cracked through volcanic action. The largest such release of liquid water is thought to have occurred when the Valles Marineris formed early in Mars’s history, enough water being released to form the massive outflow channels.
And just how big is Valles Marineris? VERY BIG!
The large canyon, Valles Marineris (Latin for Mariner Valleys, also known as Agathadaemon in the old canal maps), has a length of 4000 km and a depth of up to 7 km. The length of Valles Marineris is equivalent to the length of Europe and extends across one-fifth the circumference of Mars. By comparison, the Grand Canyon on Earth is only 446 km long and nearly 2 km deep.
And don’t forget … Mars only has about 1/4 the surface area of Earth.
OK … so did you catch all that? The scientists think that there is a massive amount (like enough to cover the whole planet to a much greater depth than 11m … 100m? More?) of liquid water trapped under the Martian surface and that this “Fountains of the Deep” was broken up by volcanic action early in Martian history, releasing enough water to carve a channel the size of Europe! Wow.
And yet, most scientists are unwilling to consider the possibility that similar “Fountains of the Deep” burst forth catastrophically a few thousand years ago here on Earth, causing a total resurfacing of the crust, even though the crust shows every sign of having bee catastrophically resurfaced by a massive amount of water. Why are they so resistant to this idea? Well … I think it’s because they don’t like the thought of the Book of Genesis possibly being true. If the Book Of Genesis is accurate WRT the Flood story, then maybe it’s accurate WRT other things too. And this would have large implications. This would cause people to face the fact that maybe there really is a Creator after all. And maybe He really did destroy the former world with water and maybe He will destroy the present with fire as promised. And maybe He really will judge mankind at the end of time. Hmmm.
ANOTHER PAPER ABOUT MEGAFLOODS ON EARTH AND MARS
Science 23 May 2008: Vol. 320. no. 5879, pp. 1067 – 1070
Formation of Box Canyon, Idaho, by Megaflood: Implications for Seepage Erosion on Earth and Mars
Michael P. Lamb,* William E. Dietrich, Sarah M. Aciego, Donald J. DePaolo, Michael Manga
Amphitheater-headed canyons have been used as diagnostic indicators of erosion by groundwater seepage, which has important implications for landscape evolution on Earth and astrobiology on Mars. Of perhaps any canyon studied, Box Canyon, Idaho, most strongly meets the proposed morphologic criteria for groundwater sapping because it is incised into a basaltic plain with no drainage network upstream, and approximately 10 cubic meters per second of seepage emanates from its vertical headwall. However, sediment transport constraints, 4He and 14C dates, plunge pools, and scoured rock indicate that a megaflood (greater than 220 cubic meters per second) carved the canyon about 45,000 years ago. These results add to a growing recognition of Quaternary catastrophic flooding in the American northwest, and may imply that similar features on Mars also formed by floods rather than seepage erosion.
Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720–4768, USA.