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Astronomers have discovered a new design feature for advanced life on Earth. They found evidence that a number of the bright stars in the solar neighborhood are of extragalactic origin. That is, some of the brightest stars in the night sky may be the remnants of a satellite galaxy or star cluster that was disrupted by the Milky Way Galaxy’s gravity. Previously, astronomers thought such disruptions did not affect the environment of the solar system. The fact that they do introduces a new risk factor for life on Earth. Bright stars with aberrant galactic orbits could either gravitationally disturb the solar system or shower it with deadly radiation. The fact that these stars exhibit neither harmful characteristic suggests divine design.
Julio F. Navarro, Amina Helmi, and Kenneth C. Freeman, “The Ectragalactic Origin of the Arcturus Group,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 601 (2004), pp. L43-L46.
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