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Direct Proof of Dark Matter

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NASA’s X-ray telescope Chandra has provided a definitive verdict—dark matter exists—that buttresses RTB’s creation model. Measuring X-rays from a distant colliding galaxy cluster—1E0657-56—and comparing the measurements with optical observations, scientists clearly established that the dominant mass in the cluster is spatially separated from the X-ray-producing gas and anything else emitting electromagnetic radiation. Dark matter, by definition, interacts only gravitationally and not electromagnetically. As the collision proceeded, electromagnetically induced frictional drag slowed down the hot gas while the dark matter continued to move unimpeded. This direct proof of dark matter’s existence dramatically confirms big bang cosmology, which is a major component of RTB’s cosmic creation model.

o   “NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter,” NASA Press Release 06-297, August 21, 2006.

o   http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/aug/HQ_06297_CHANDRA_Dark_Matter.html

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o   Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation”

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o   The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd ed., by Hugh Ross

o   Creation as Science, by Hugh Ross

Subjects: Big Bang, Origin of the Universe

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.