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Primordial Helium Abundance

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Through a more accurate determination of collisional contributions to spectral line intensities an astronomy research team adjusted the measured primordial helium abundance upward by 0.0035 to 0.2391 ± 0.0020. This upward adjustment placed helium abundance measurements into an even closer match with the predictions of the big bang creation model.

V. Luridiana, et al, “The Effect of Collisional Enhancement of Balmer Lines on the Determination of the Primordial Helium Abundance,” Astrophysical Journal, 592 (20030, pp. 846-865.

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Subjects: Big Bang

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