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Type Ia Supernova

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Astronomers found that the density of the circumstellar medium determines whether or not a white dwarf star will accrete enough matter from a red giant partner star to become a type Ia supernova. Since the number density of type Ia supernovae is critical for life, the average circumstellar medium density for white dwarf red giant pairs is evidence for divine design.

Mario Hamuy, “An Asymptotic-Giant-Branch Star in the Progenitor System of a Type Ia Supernova,” Nature, 424 (2003), pp. 651-654; Eddie Baron, “An Elementary Puzzle,” Nature, 424 (2003), pp. 628-629.


RTB article: Facts for Faith article on the anthropic principle

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, third edition

Subjects: Universe Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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