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Local Sun-Like Stars

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An extensive survey of solar-type stars has uncovered more evidence for our solar system’s design for the support of life. European astronomers studied 17,000 of these stars within 150 light years of the Sun and found that about one-third exist in binary (two-star) systems where the mutual dynamics of the stars would pull any possible life-support planet out of its habitable zone. They also found that the past history of the sun’s neighborhood was much more turbulent than once thought—making the likelihood of other possible life-support planets a more remote possibility. This survey confirms that the more astronomers learn about the physics and chemistry of the Milky Way Galaxy the more evidence they uncover for supernatural design.


B. Nordström et al., “The Geneva-Copenhagen Survey of the Solar Neighborhood. Ages, Metallicities, and Kinematic Properties of ~14,000 F and G Dwarfs,” Astronomy and Astrophysics, 418 (2004), pp. 989-1019; Mark Peplow, “Star Survey Complete,” Nature, 428 (2004), p. 817.…418..989N&high=3f059fb40814079


RTB article: 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

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.