by Terri Kammerzell
Truth of Genesis Ministry Partner
This past Tuesday was the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins had reached their destination, and Armstrong reported back to Earth, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Armstrong and Aldrin became the first two humans to walk on the surface of the moon, so now every July 20 is remembered as “National Moon Day.”
I thought, appropriately, this would be the best week to introduce you to my Fun Fact about our solar system.
What makes up our solar system?
Our solar system is made up of a sun and everything that orbits it, including eight planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, centaurs, trans-Neptunian objects, and dust.
Some of those things might sound a little “foreign” to you, so I thought I’d just break them down with some trivia about each:
It really is a remarkable world in which we live! So remarkable, in fact, that the Psalmist said, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (19:1 NKJV). And, Isaac Newton, arguably one of the greatest scientists who ever lived, said, “The wonderful relationships of the sun, the planets, and the comets could only have come into existence according to the plan and instructions of an omniscient and omnipotent Being” (Gitt 70).
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” --Revelation 4:11 (NKJV)
Don’t just take my word for it! Visit YouFormedMe.com/astronomy/solarSystem.html to read, watch, and listen to supporting research and commentary from scientists, doctors, theologians, and more!
This blog is from a special series of “Creation Fun Facts” by Terri Kammerzell, starting from June 10, 2020. Read the introduction at TruthOfGenesis.com/blogs/building-a-biblical-defense-of-creation.
Blog Post Sources:
Gitt, Werner. Stars and Their Purpose. Master Books, 2006.
Guide to the Universe. ICR, 2016.
Lisle, Jason. The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky. Master Books, 2021.
---. “Worlds of Creation: The History of Discovery.” The Biblical Science Institute. 13
Mar 2020. biblicalscienceinstitute.com/astronomy/worlds-of-creation-the-history-of-discovery/. Accessed 21 Jul 2021.
“Moons.” Nasa Science: Solar System Exploration. solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/in-depth/. Accessed 21 Jul 2021.