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MASCOs and Pop III Stars

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Astronomers have determined that the remnants of isolated population III stars (the first stars to form) can be detected. Though long ago burnt out, such stars leave behind medium sized black holes that act as gravitational lenses. A new technology can uncover such lenses and the lens properties can confirm or deny what the big bang creation model predicts about the universe’s first stars.

Kaiki Taro Inoue and Masashi Chiba, “Direct Mapping of Massive Compact Objects in Extragalactic Dark Halos,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 591 (2003), pp. L83-L86.


RTB articles: Anthropic Principle article in Facts for Faith

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Universe Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.