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Location of Exotic Matter in a Dwarf Galaxy

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Astronomers and mathematicians from the University of Michigan strengthened the evidence for the biblically predicted big bang creation event and for the supernatural design of the universe when they demonstrated that a large and distant exotic-dark-matter halo surrounds a nearby dwarf galaxy. Applying a new mathematical technique, the team showed that the kinematics (positions and velocities) for a sample of 181 stars in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy could only be explained by the existence of an extended exotic-dark-matter halo that contains about ten times the total mass of ordinary matter (matter made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons) in the galaxy. The team’s observations confirm that there is no basis for doubting that the universe contains three different components of matter (visible ordinary matter, dark ordinary matter, and exotic dark matter) where each manifests specific and distinct geographical distributions. This finding establishes important predictions of the biblically predicted big bang creation model and helps prove a level of fine-tuning in the cosmic mass characteristics at least 1037 times superior to the best example of human engineering design.

o   Xiao Wang et al., “Estimating Dark Matter Distributions,” Astrophysical Journal 626 (2005): 145-58.


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Subjects: Galaxy Design

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