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Solar System’s Rare Birth

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Discovery of an element found on meteorite samples provides support for the anthropic principle, which maintains that the universe and Earth are uniquely designed for human habitation. Astronomers discovered lanthanum-138 in five meteorite samples that correlates well with titanium-50. Such a correlation demonstrates that Earth got many of its life-essential elements from the formation of the solar system next to the eruption of a rare kind of a type I supernova, a supernova whose core “underwent significant gravitational collapse before carbon deflagration.” This discovery establishes that Earth’s capacity to support advanced life is much more exceptional than what astronomers previously considered.

Jason Jiun-San Shen and Typhoon Lee, “138La Anomaly in the Early Solar System,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 596 (2003), pp. L109-L112.

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: Solar System Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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