Mystery:Gaseous Planetary Envelopes

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The planets Jupiter and Saturn are surrounded by massive hydrogen and helium envelopes having the size of 300 Earth masses for Jupiter and 80 Earth masses for Saturn. Yet planet Earth and the even more distant planet of Neptune lack such a gaseous envelope.

Atheistic models for the origin of the solar system have been unable to explain how gaseous planetary envelopes could have surrounded two planets in the middle of solar system, and yet be absent from planets on both sides.[1] Scientists' hopes had rested on the Cassini probe's data on Saturn's rings, moons and gaseous envelope, and the Galileo spacecraft's data on Jupiter's corresponding features. However, the missions prompted more questions than they answered, leaving atheistic scientists in the dark about the mysteries of the universe and Who created them.[2]

Ironically, even in simplified models with many assumptions, the predictions indicate that the gas envelopes should collapse onto the planet-- contrary to the reality of Jupiter and Saturn's envelopes.[3]

From the abstract to the article "Formation of gas and ice giant planets" by Alan P. Boss:

Agreement about planetary formation processes deteriorates sharply with distance from the Sun. While the terrestrial planets are widely believed to have formed from the collisional accumulation of solid bodies, there are two competing mechanisms for the formation of the gas giant planets, basically ‘bottom-up’ or ‘top-down’... Both of these mechanisms for gas and ice giant planet formation have a number of advantages and disadvantages, making a purely theoretical choice between them challenging...[4]


  1. Three-envelope planetary nebulae: the problem of their origin by G. A. Gurzadyan. In Astronomy and Astrophysics, v.311, p.997-1008.
  2. Hubble site "Many aspects of the process that leads a star to lose its gaseous envelope are still poorly known"
  4. [1] "Formation of gas and ice giant planets" by Alan P. Boss, in Earth and Planetary Science Letters Volume 202, Issues 3-4, 30 September 2002, Pages 513-523