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Earth Mass Planets

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Naturalistic scientists often assert that Earth is not unique among planets in a vast universe. However, a new theoretical work demonstrates that not all Earth-sized planets in zones suitable for the existence of liquid water will be rocky like Earth. Many could be predominantly composed of such volatiles as ammonia, water, and carbon dioxide. Such planets would be too unstable and would lack the necessary physical and chemical conditions for life, adding evidence that Earth is more special than some scientists have thought.

Marc J. Kuchner. “Volatile-Rich Earth-Mass Planets in the Habitable Zone,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 596 (2003), pp. L105-L108.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0303186v2.pdf

RTB articles: Hugh Ross, “Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity,” Facts for Faith, quarter 1, 2002, issue 8, pp. 24-31.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

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

Subjects: Earth/Moon Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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