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A team of Italian astronomers significantly extended and strengthened the big bang creation model by demonstrating how the merging of galaxies explains the number density and type of quasars throughout cosmic history. They found that as the universe expands from the big bang creation event the number of galaxy mergers rises to a peak and then slowly declines. The number of quasars and the power manifested in them parallels this galaxy merging history of the universe, thus confirming a big bang prediction and strengthening the model.
N. Menci, et al, “Quasar Evolution Driven by Galaxy Encounters in Hierarchical Structures,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 587 (2003), pp. L63-L66.
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.
RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition
RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition