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Earth-Type Planet Drift

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This discovery undermines the popular belief that the universe contains untold numbers of life-supporting planets. Astronomers determined that tidal interaction between a protostellar disk and an embedded Earth-sized planet will cause such a planet to experience substantial and rapid migration toward its star. Such migration reveals that planets capable of supporting life, such as Earth, which is in a just-right position relative to its star, are probably more exceptional than astronomers once thought.

Josef Koller, Hui Li, and Douglas N. C. Lin, “Vortices in the Co-Orbital Region of an Embedded Protoplanet,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 596 (2003), pp. L91-L94.

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: 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.