Reasons to Believe

Extrasolar Planets

  • More Difficulties Forming Planets

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    As scientists learn how planets form, their simulations continue to provide evidence buttressing RTB’s claim that a supernatural Creator … more

  • Fine-tuning in Planet Formation

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    As planetary scientists study planet-formation processes, their research shows the difficulties in forming planetary systems with life-supporting … more

  • Habitable Planets Rarer than Originally Thought

    Tradesmen get a lot of business from people who start projects that appear simple. ("How hard can it be to install a new shower?") What initially looks like a straightforward task ends up requiring … more

  • More Constraints on Habitable Planet Locations

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    Properties of ultraviolet (UV) radiation further constrain the location of habitable planets, illuminating additional design in the solar system. A … more

  • Binary Stars Tend to Eject Planets

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    Studies of planetary system dynamics affirm the fine-tuning demonstrated in the solar system, which, in turn, points to supernatural design. … more

  • Potential to Detect Extrasolar Comets

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    Scientists are designing a telescope capable of directly imaging extrasolar earth-like planets, and their efforts will likely yield more evidence … more

  • Another Extrasolar Comet Cloud

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    New measurements by astronomers provide yet another refutation of a recent young-earth creationist prediction that large distant reservoirs of … more

  • Extrasolar Planets Update

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    American astronomers have found more evidence that the solar system is uniquely designed for the support of life. The team discovered five new … more

  • Discovery of New Extrasolar Planets

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    A recent announcement that astronomers had discovered small rocky planets like Earth—with the implication that life-supportable planets are … more

  • Extrasolar Planet Formation

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    Two astronomers have discovered an additional design feature for the solar system. They have developed the most detailed theoretical model to date … more

  • Interstellar Rocks Miss the Mark

    by Roger Wiens

    Where, when, and how did life originate? Answers to these questions prove more elusive than ever to the science community—specifically to those who demand a naturalistic answer. … more

  • Search for Planets Draws a Blank

    Is the universe really rife with life sites, as Carl Sagan asserted?1 Research data continues to shape an answer to this question, but the weight of evidence falls, thus far, on the negative side. The … more

  • Aliens From Another World? Getting Here From There

    Growing numbers of UFO and ETI cults, some overtly religious, others with the pretense of purely scientific endeavor, preach their own message of salvation for the human race, a message that directly … more

  • An Infinity of Universes

    Dozens of cosmic characteristics must be exquisitely fine-tuned to make physical life possible. The degree of fine-tuning observed exceeds by many orders of magnitude the fine-tuning of which humans … more