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Dwarf Galaxy Ages

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Astronomers have strengthened an important tool for determining the creation date of the universe and for measuring the fine-tuning of the nucleosynthesis history (history of heavy element burning) of the universe that is required for life to exist. They compared narrowband photometry (a light-measuring technique) of extensive surveys of star clusters and galaxies to mathematical models for the buildup of metals. The comparisons established that the oldest stellar structures in the universe indeed are blue globular clusters and dwarf nucleated elliptical galaxies. The observational-to-theoretical comparison establishes that such objects make excellent tools for determining the universe’s birthday and are the key to reconstructing the nucleosynthesis history of the universe. The universe’s creation date and nucleosynthesis history so derived affirm a biblical cosmic creation model.

Karl Rakos and James Schombert, “The Ages of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies,” Astronomical Journal, 127 (2004), pp. 1502-1512.

RTB articles: Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, Quarter 3, 2000, pp. 14-32; Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, Quarter 3, 2000, pp. 26-32.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB books: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition; Beyond the Cosmos, 2nd edition

Subjects: Universe Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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