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Since the Bible predicted thousands of years ago that the universe possesses fundamental big bang features, scientific confirmations of such big bang features provide powerful evidence for the Christian faith. Recently, Japanese astronomers resolved a big bang problem, namely that the abundance ratios of certain metals in extremely “metal-poor” stars did not match predictions. The astronomers discovered that since these relatively small stars were in the process of forming at the same time as the universe’s first stars, which were extremely massive and which exploded as hypernovae driven by bipolar jets, that the anomalous metal abundance ratios in the extremely metal-poor stars were well explained by the metal production expected from the hypernovae driven by bipolar jets. The resolution of this big bang problem and, thus, the strengthening of evidence for the biblical cosmic creation model, is supported by growing observational evidence that the first stars indeed were very massive and ended their burning periods as hypernovae driven by bipolar jets.
Keiichi Maeda and Ken’ichi Nomoto, “Bipolar Supernova Explosions: Nucleosynthesis and Implications for Abundances in Extremely Metal-Poor Stars,” Astrophysical Journal, 598 (2003), pp. 1163-1200.
RTB articles: Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!” Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-31; 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