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Helium Abundance Discrepancy

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With more accurate values for nuclear reaction rates in globular cluster stars, astronomers resolve a discrepancy in the value of the initial cosmic helium abundance and thereby fortify evidence for the big bang creation model.

Santi Cassissi, Maurizio Salaris, and Alan W. Irwin, “The Initial Helium Content of Galactic Globular Cluster Stars from the R-Parameter: Comparison with the Cosmic Microwave Background Constraint,” Astrophysical Journal, 588 (2003), pp. 862-870.


RTB article: Facts for Faith articles on the big bang

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, third edition

Subjects: Big Bang

Dr. Hugh Ross

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