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First Galaxy Cluster

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Using a new technique a team of astronomers uncovered some new design features of the universe and more evidence that the big bang creation model yields a consistent explanation for the past history of the universe. The team discovered an extremely distant cluster of galaxies that was still in its formative stage. This proto-galaxy cluster formed when the universe was only one tenth of its present age—a date consistent with the measured dates, number density, and characteristics of the first-formed stars in the universe. This just-right date also helps explain how the universe can provide a home for humanity at the time, place, and conditions that are ideal for fostering human civilization and technology.

George K. Miley, et al, “A large Population of ‘Lyman-Break’ Galaxies in a Protocluster at Redshift z ~ 4.1,” Nature, 427 (2004), pp. 47-50.


RTB article: Facts for Faith articles on the anthropic principle

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, third edition

RTB: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

Subjects: Big Bang

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.