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New Supernova Design

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Discovery of a new cosmic design feature, the range of stellar rotation rates, provides more evidence for supernatural creation. Supernovae (exploding stars) of the same mass must manifest a fairly wide range of luminosities to explain the abundance of elements necessary to make advanced life possible. Japanese astronomers found that differences in the stellar rotation rate just before the supernova eruption event account for the luminosity range. This rotation rate range, then, becomes one more cosmic feature that must be fine-tuned for advanced life to be possible. 

Takuji Tsujimoto and Toshikazu Shigeyama, “Relics of Subluminous Supernovae in Metal-Poor Stars,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 584 (2003), pp. L83-L86.


RTB article: Facts for Faith articles on the anthropic principle

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, third edition

Subjects: Universe Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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