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Early Stars Support Biblical Creation Model

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Recent results by Japanese astronomers confirm a critical step in the biblically predicted big bang creation model and provide additional evidence for a supernatural creator preparing a life-supporting universe. The elements necessary for life (C, N, O, etc) are produced in the interior of stars and distributed throughout galaxies when those stars explode. The very first stars contained only hydrogen and helium and, as a result, were very massive and burned out in a few million years or less. However, the heavier elements produced from these stars seeded subsequent, longer lived stars leading to the formation of our sun. The model of the Japanese astronomers demonstrates that some of these earliest second generation stars have been found and that these stars indeed were forming at the same time that ashes from the very first and largest stars were being exploded into the interstellar medium. These results bolster confidence that a super-caring, supernatural Creator started and sustains the universe.

o   Nobuyuki Iwamoto et al., “The First Chemical Enrichment in the Universe and the Formation of Hyper Metal-Poor Stars,” Science 309 (2005): 451-53.

o   http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/309/5733/451/

·         Related Resource

o   Hugh Ross and John Rea, Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!

·         Product Spotlights

o   Journey Toward Creation, 2nd ed., with Hugh Ross

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

Subjects: Universe Design

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