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Extrasolar Dust

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Astronomers have discovered a new design feature for advanced life on Earth: extrasolar dust in just-right quantities and types. Dust in the atmosphere of Earth and in the interplanetary medium of the solar system plays a role in determining how much and what kind of solar radiation reaches Earth’s surface—critical factors for the maintenance of advanced life and civilization. A previous study detected extrasolar dust particles, but a new discovery demonstrates that this dust comes from three different kinds of dust-exporting stars. Therefore, the timing of human civilization must be fine-tuned to allow the solar system to receive the just-right amounts and kinds of dust from these dust-exporting stars. This design feature adds weight to the evidence for supernatural creation.

N. Murray, et al, “On the Flux of Extrasolar Dust in Earth’s Atmosphere,” Astrophysical Journal, 600 (2004), pp. 804-827.


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: Solar System Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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