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Supernovae Expansion Measure

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A team of astronomers has discovered a better tool for measuring cosmic characteristics that provide profound evidence for supernatural design. Specifically, they found that type Ia supernovae measurements made at infrared, rather than visible, wavelengths provide a superior tool for measuring the past expansion rates of the universe. This new tool will allow astronomers to make more accurate measurements of the universe’s past expansion rates which in turn will provide superior confirmation of design features of the universe.

Kevin Krisciunas, Mark M. Phillips, and Nicholas B. Suntzeff, “Hubble Diagrams of Type Ia Supernovae in the Near-Infrared,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 602 (2004), pp. L81-L84.


RTB article: Facts for Faith article on cosmic expansion and the discovery of the space energy density

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Universe Design

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.