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Primordial Cosmic Dust

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A new scientific test, analysis of early stardust, serves to strengthen the case for supernatural cosmic design. For life in the universe to be possible a very large number of stars manifesting a broad range of masses must form relatively soon after the first-born stars. Such a circumstance requires that the first-born stars produce and eject a just-right amount of dust with the just-right chemical composition. Both the number density and the mass range of the first-born stars must be fine-tuned in order to get the necessary quantity and type of dust in the required locations. Japanese astronomers analyzed this important cosmic design feature and found the required fine-tuned parameters—a result that denies naturalism but affirms supernatural creation. 

Takaya Nozawa, et al, “Dust in the Early Universe: Dust Formation in the Ejecta of Pupulation III Supernovae,” Astrophysical Journal, 598 (2003), PP. 785-803.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/issues/ApJ/v598n2/58530/brief/58530.abstract.html

     

RTB articles: 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; Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Said It First!Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-32.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

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

Subjects: Universe Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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