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New Finding of Generation Star

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Astronomers in Japan may have found a significant piece of evidence for the biblically predicted big bang creation event. Their measurements on the star HE 0107-5240, the most iron-poor star yet observed, show that it may indeed be one of the long-sought first generation stars predicted by the hot big bang creation model. The big bang model predicts that virtually all first generation stars would be very massive and, thus, would have burned out some 13.5 billion years ago. These stars would be undetectable today, though a small first generation star can burn long enough to still be visible. However, such a star takes so long to form that some of the gas from which it accretes gets polluted by the ejecta from the supernova eruptions of the much larger first generation stars. The Japanese team showed that HE 0107-5240 has the chemical signature of such pollution and probably is indeed a first generation star. Future measurements, soon to be performed, will permit a definitive conclusion. Thus, a significant new evidence for the biblically predicted big bang creation and for the God of the Bible may soon be at hand.

o   Takuma Suda et al., “Is HE 0107-5240 a Primordial Star? The Characteristics of Extremely Metal-Poor Carbon-Rich Stars,” Astrophysical Journal 611 (2004): 476-93.


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