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Improved Cosmic Yardstick

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Japanese astronomers have discovered a way to improve accuracy for measuring some of the most significant design features in the universe. Specifically, they found that for white dwarfs (stars) that accrete enough matter to become (by exploding) type Ia supernovae, their initial mass determines how fast they will rotate at the time of the supernova eruption, which in turn determines how bright the supernova eruption will be. This finding could potentially help astronomers measure cosmic expansion with greater accuracy and hence provide greater confirmation of supernatural design.

Tatsuhiro Uenishi and Ken’ichi Nomoto, “Evolution of Rotating Accreting White Dwarfs and the Diversity of Type Ia Supernovae,” Astrophysical Journal, 595 (2003), pp. 1094-1100.


RTB article: Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Universe Design

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.