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Australian astronomers have discovered three new cosmic design features. Life-supporting stars and planets either will not properly form or will form at the wrong time or location without appropriate gas pressure between galaxies in a galaxy cluster. Such just-right intracluster gas pressure requires the fine-tuning of three factors: the gas temperature, the gas density, and the relative velocity of the galaxy with respect to the gas. These cosmic design features are unlikely in a naturalistic paradigm, but fit well with a biblical cosmic creation model.

KenjiBekki and Warrick J. Couch, “Starbursts from the Strong Compression of Galactic Molecular Clouds Due to the High Pressure of the Intracluster Medium,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 596 (2003), pp. L13-L16.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0308264.pdf

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

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