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Stellar Missing Link

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Since the Bible predicted in considerable detail thousands of years ago that the universe possesses fundamental big bang features, scientific confirmations of such big bang features provide powerful evidence for the Christian faith. The big bang creation model and the stellar evolution models that arise from it predict that no burned out stars should exist between the Chandrasekhar limit (limit at which black holes form) and the electron capture limit (limit at which electron captures detonate the star’s core). While observations had established the accuracy of Chandrasekhar’s limit many years ago, only now has the lower limit also been confirmed. This discovery strengthens both the reliability of big bang physics and the physics of stellar structure and evolution.

 

Conard C. Dahn, et al, “Analysis of Very Massive DA White Dwarf Via the Trigonometric Parallax and Spectroscopic Methods,” Astrophysical Journal, 605 (2004), pp. 400-404.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/issues/ApJ/v605n1/59454/brief/59454.abstract.html

    

RTB articles: Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-31; 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

Subjects: Big Bang

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.