Reasons to Believe

Extrasolar Planetary Systems

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Thirteen multiple planet systems have been discovered. These systems, however, all appear to manifest mean motion resonances and apsidal phase locking which are detrimental to life. So far, the discovery of extrasolar planetary systems demonstrates the uniqueness of the solar system for life support.

Jianghui Ji, et al, “The Liberating Companions in HD 37124, HD 12661, HD 82943, 47 Ursa Majoris, and GJ 876: Alignment or Antialignment?” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 591 (2003), pp. L57-L60; Debra A. Fischer, et al, “A Planetary Companion to HD 40979 and Additional Planets Orbiting HD 12661 an HD 38529,”Astrophysical Journal, 586 (2003), pp. 1394-1408.

http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/586/2/1394/


RTB articles: Anthropic Principle article in Facts for Faith

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition; appendices in Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men

Subjects: Solar System Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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