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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