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Masses of First Stars

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New support for the big bang creation model comes from a discovery of early star formation. New theoretical studies of the formation of metal-free stars that are based on the big bang creation model predict that the first stars to form in the universe must have masses that exceed thirty times the mass of the Sun. This prediction is entirely consistent with recent observations of the earliest moments of star formation in the universe. Since the fundamentals of the big bang creation model were uniquely taught thousands of years ago in the Bible, this new study and the recent observations provide additional evidence for the supernatural accuracy of the Bible’s words.

Jonathan C. Tan and Christopher F. McKee, “The Formation of the First Stars. I. Mass Infall Rates, Accretion Disk Structure, and Protostellar Evolution,” Astrophysical Journal, 603 (2004), pp. 383-400.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/issues/ApJ/v603n2/58662/brief/58662.abstract.html


RTB articles: Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-31; Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39; Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 14-32; anthropic principle articles in Facts for Faith

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

Subjects: Big Bang

Dr. Hugh Ross

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