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Clumpuscules

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Since the Bible predicted in considerable detail 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. The big bang creation model predicts that a small percentage of the universe’s total density should be comprised of ordinary matter, some of it light-emitting, most of it dark. Astronomers have measured the predicted amount of total ordinary matter as well as the predicted amount of light-emitting ordinary matter. Now, for the first time they have directly detected dark ordinary matter. Using an interferometer, they discovered that the outskirts of the Milky Way Galaxy contains an enormous number of clumpuscules, dense clouds of molecular hydrogen only a few hundred million miles across. This discovery strengthens both the case for a big bang creation event and for the supernatural design of the universe.

Andreas Heithhausen, “Molecular Hydrogen as Baryonic Dark Matter,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 606 (2004), pp. L13-L15.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/issues/ApJL/v606n1/18251/brief/18251.abstract.html

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

Subjects: Big Bang

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.