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Distant Supernovae

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A team of astronomers announced the discovery of 23 distant supernovae that enabled them to confirm to a greater degree the most outstanding example of supernatural cosmic design. Measurements performed by the team resulted in accurate determinations of the cosmic mass density and the dark energy density, the two cosmic parameters for which astronomers see the greatest evidence for supernatural design. Their results were entirely consistent with measurements based on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the WMAP data. Such consistency by various measuring instruments strengthens the case for supernatural cosmic creation.


Brian J. Barris, et al, “Twenty-Three High-Redshift Supernovae from the Institute for Astronomy Deep Survey: Doubling the Supernova Sample at z > 0.7,” Astrophysical Journal, 602 (2004), pp. 571-594.

RTB article: Facts for Faith article on cosmic expansion and the discovery of the space energy density

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

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

Subjects: Universe Design

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.