Where do asteroids come from?
Most secular astronomers believe that they’re leftovers from the formation of the Solar System.
Supposedly, there was a big cloud of gas. From the gas, dust formed. From the dust, rocks formed.
The rocks stuck together to become asteroids. The asteroids stuck together to become bigger asteroids (known as “planetesimals”). The planetesimals then stuck together to become planets.
As I discussed in my first astronomy DVD, there are lots of problems with this idea. Nevertheless, most secular astronomers believe it anyway.
(Why? Because all the alternative secular ideas have even worse problems.)
And so they believe that the asteroids we see in the Solar System today are left over from this primordial building process. The asteroids are supposedly planetesimals that never gathered together to make more planets.
They’re just boring chunks of rock—the leftovers of a process that was finished eons ago.
But somebody forgot to tell the asteroids that they’re supposed to be boring… Read more