Reasons to Believe

Solar System Design

  • Globular Cluster Enigma B

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    New technology that allows better images of space has helped resolve an enigma affecting the big bang creation model. The big bang model predicts … more

  • Solar System Discovery

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    Astronomers discover a new design feature in the solar system. A good thing for life on Earth is that the Kuiper belt totals less than a tenth of an … more

  • Stellar Mass Loss

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    A new understanding of how stars burn provides evidence for design. Critical for the possible existence of life is for nearly all stars to … more

  • Giant Star’s Planet Copy

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    A new finding indicates that our solar system is well designed for life. Japanese astronomers discover the first extrasolar planet found orbiting a … more

  • Planetary System Design A

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    A study of relative masses of gas giant planets reveals new evidence for cosmic design. In order for a planetary system to harbor life, all but the … more

  • Planetary System Design B

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    More evidence for cosmic design comes from a discovery of an oscillatory effect on planetary orbits. One requirement for life is that it reside in a … more

  • Planetary Collisions

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    Recent theoretical work suggests that more evidence for Earth’s life-supporting design may come from study of planetary collisions. Two … more

  • Solar System’s Rare Birth

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    Discovery of an element found on meteorite samples provides support for the anthropic principle, which maintains that the universe and Earth are … more

  • A Bright Young Sun

    Caltech astrophysicists Juliana Sackmann and Arnold Boothroyd have achieved a breakthrough. In spring 2003, they unveiled a new and more accurate model for the Sun’s life cycle, a model that … more

  • Planet Orbits and Bolides

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    An interdisciplinary team performed the first long term integration of the solar system’s planetary orbits. They found the orbits of the four … more

  • Bachelor Stars

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    A coronagraphic imager with adaptive optics on the Subaru Telescope detects two small stars orbiting what was previously catalogued to be nearby … more

  • Blue K Dwarf Stars

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    In studies of young open star clusters astronomers note that the younger the cluster the bluer and more variable are the medium and small-sized … more

  • Comets Growing Old

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    A variety of studies show that solar system comets have aged. As many observations confirm, thermal heating from passing stars, collisions among … more

  • Planetary Orbits and Bolides

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    An interdisciplinary team performed the first long term integration of the solar system’s planetary orbits. They found the orbits of the four … more

  • Extrasolar Planetary Systems

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    Thirteen multiple planet systems have been discovered. These systems, however, all appear to manifest mean motion resonances and apsidal phase … more

  • Pre-Protostellar Cores

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    Recent studies of pre-protostellar cores establish that astronomers really are witnessing and understanding the processes leading to the conception … more

  • The First Stars

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  • Young Solar-Type Stars I

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    Astronomers discover that solar-type stars younger than 50 million years, in addition to manifesting large unpredictable brightness changes, … more

  • Young Solar-Type Stars II

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    Astronomers discover that spots on the surface of stars, even stars of the same mass as the sun, can attain such large sizes that they generate … more