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Pop III Star Era

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Harvard University astronomers have discovered more evidence for the cosmic creation model described in the Bible (aka the big bang) and for the design of the universe for the benefit of life. They were able to test three predictions based on the biblical model. One prediction is that the Population III era (when the universe’s first stars formed) should end when the universe is less than 300 million years old. Second, the Population II stars (the next generation) should enrich the intergalactic medium with life-essential heavy elements at a specified abundance level. And third, the Population III era should quickly be followed by a star formation period dominated by low-mass stars. Using high-resolution cosmological simulations based on the big bang, the researchers observed all three of the predicted outcomes. Thus, the evidence for the biblical cosmic creation model has grown stronger.

 Naoku Yoshida, Volker Bromm, and Lars Hernquist, “The Era of Massive Population III Stars: Cosmological Implications and Self Termination,” Astrophysical Journal, 605 (2004), pp. 579-590.



RTB articles: Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-31; Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39; Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 14-32.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB books: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition; Beyond the Cosmos, 2nd edition

Subjects: Big Bang

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