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Trigonometric Distance to Galactic Center

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Astronomers have measured the distance to our galaxy’s center and, in doing so, have strengthened the big bang. One of the most important steps in determining the universe’s creation date and the fine-tuning of the expansion history of the universe necessary for the support of life requires an accurate measure of the distance to the center of our galaxy. An international team of astronomers for the first time performed a trigonometric distance measurement to the galactic center, namely 25.9 thousand light years. This measure is the most accurate and unambiguous measurement of the galactic center distance to date. It is remarkably consistent with previously performed measurements and, thus, confirms that no adjustment to the big bang creation model is needed.

F. Eisenhauer, et al, “A Geometric Determination of the Distance to the Galactic Center,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 597 (2003), pp. L121-L124.


RTB article: Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39.

RTB: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

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

Subjects: Galaxy Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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