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Stellar Mass Loss

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A new understanding of how stars burn provides evidence for design. Critical for the possible existence of life is for nearly all stars to efficiently expel mass toward the end of their nuclear burning. Thanks to new discoveries astronomers better understand a phase of late stellar burning and mass loss for stars the size of the sun and larger. This new understanding illuminates certain design features in the laws and constants of physics and the gross features of the universe that makes efficient stellar mass loss—and hence, life—possible.

R. Sahai, et al, “A Collimated, High-Speed Outflow from the Dying Star V Hydrae,” Nature, 426 (2003), pp. 261-264; Noam Soker, “The Mystery Companion,” Nature, 426 (2003), pp. 236-237.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v426/n6964/abs/nature02086.html

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v426/n6964/full/426236a.html

     

RTB article: Facts for Faith articles on the anthropic principle

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, third edition

RTB: Journey Toward Creation, second edition

Subjects: Solar System Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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