Reasons to Believe

Mass Density Measurement

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Astronomers have developed an independent confirmation of one of the most profound evidences for supernatural design. Using relative velocities for three hundred different pairs of galaxies, a team of thirteen astronomers from seven different nations determined the cosmic mass density to be 0.30 ± 0.10 of the density needed to explain the universe’s flat geometry. This measurement compares well with those arising from cosmic background radiation and galaxy survey maps and from supernova measurements (0.27, 0.28, and 0.27 respectively). This additional confirmation helps increase our confidence that the universe indeed is exquisitely fine-tuned to make the existence of life possible.

H. Feldman, et al, “An Estimate of Ωm Without Conventional Priors,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 596 (2003), pp. L131-L134.


RTB article: Facts for Faith articles on the anthropic principle

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, third 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.