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Another Big Bang Test B

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A new all-sky survey bolsters the biblical big bang creation model. If the biblical big bang model is correct, the dipole feature in maps of the cosmic background radiation (one side of the universe measures hotter than the opposing side), must be the result of our local group of galaxies being gravitationally tugged by a nearby concentration of mass lying in the same general direction as the dipole feature of the cosmic background radiation. A new all-sky infrared survey indeed confirms that a mass clustering dipole lies just 16° from the cosmic background radiation dipole. Since the Bible described the fundamental big bang characteristics of the universe thousands of years before any astronomer took notice, this big bang confirmation powerfully affirms the Christian faith.

Ariyeh H. Maller, et al, “The Clustering Dipole of the Local Universe from the Two Micron All Sky Survey,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 598 (2003), pp. L1-L5.    

RTB articles: Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39; Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 14-32.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

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

Subjects: Big Bang

Dr. Hugh Ross

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