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Most Distant Supernova Discovered

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The deepest optical view of the universe has confirmed a recent (in astronomical terms) beginning to the universe as predicted by RTB’s cosmic creation model. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers observed a small region of the sky to image the faintest, most distant objects ever seen. Using these observations, two NASA astronomers conducted the deepest supernova search to date. Interestingly, beyond a certain distance, no Type Ia supernovae were found, even though the sensitivity to this class of supernovae exceeded previous searches. However, these objects take a longer time to form than other classes of supernovae. In a universe with a beginning, astronomers expected to see this observed cutoff of Type Ia supernovae. Thus, this search provides another confirmation of a critical component of RTB’s creation model.

o   Louis-Gregory Strolger and Adam G. Riess, “The Deepest Supernova Search is Realized in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Survey,” Astronomical Journal 131 (2006): 1629-38.

o   http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-3881/131/3/1629

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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.