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Planetary Collisions

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Recent theoretical work suggests that more evidence for Earth’s life-supporting design may come from study of planetary collisions. Two astronomers point out that, with existing technology, collisions between planets could be detected in extrasolar planetary systems. Such detections could test the frequency and characteristics of such collisions and potentially help astronomers uncover more of the design necessary to make life possible on Earth, and thereby eliminate many other extrasolar planets as noncandidates for life.

Bing Zhang and Steinn Sigurdsson, “Electromagnetic Signals from Planetary Collisions,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 596 (2003), pp. L95-L98.

RTB articles: Hugh Ross, “Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity,” Facts for Faith, quarter 1, 2002, issue 8, pp. 24-31.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Biochemical Design, Solar System Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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