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NASA astronomers have uncovered new evidence for the biblically predicted big bang creation event and for the supernatural design of the universe. They found a new measuring technique for determining the birth date and properties of the universe’s first stars. The big bang creation model predicts that the first stars would have masses a few hundred times greater than the Sun’s. Consequently, after they burn out they would leave behind a measurable contribution to the anisotropies (hot spots) in the cosmic infrared background radiation. The NASA team detected these anisotropies and concluded that the universe’s first stars indeed must have been as massive as the big bang model predicts and that these stars formed when the universe was only 200 million years old. This 200-million-year birth date is consistent with the findings from the WMAP results and the big bang creation model. 

·         A. Kashlinsky et al., “Detecting Population III Stars Through Observations of Near-Infrared Cosmic Infrared Background Anisotropies,” Astrophysical Journal 608 (2004): 1-9.

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