Reasons to Believe

Solar System Design

  • Is the Sun Unique?

    A few months ago, Hugh Ross discussed efforts by various astronomers to find a twin of the Sun using six different star properties. Only four or five stars out of more than 100,000 had characteristics … more

  • The Jupiter Twin HD 154345b

    Source: The Astrophysical Journal, "The Jupiter Twin HD 154345b," by J.T. Wright, G.W. Marcy, R.P. Butler, G.W. Henry, H. Isaacson, A.W. Howard, August, 2008 … more

  • More Evidence for the Design of Earthquake Activity

    In the December 2007 issue of Astrobiology Stanford University geophysicists Norman H. Sleep and Mark D. Zoback note that the higher tectonic activity during Earth’s early history could have … more

  • Design of the Solar System’s Gas Giants

    The masses and orbits of the solar system’s four gas giant planets are crucial for life on planet Earth. Without the gas giant planets, Earth would suffer from frequent life-destructive … more

  • Martian Climate Instabilities Compared to Earth’s

    Mars is a good example of such a pathway. It also is a good example of how the study of other planets can expose hidden evidences for supernatural design in our own planet.

    In a recent issue of … more

  • Milky Way Gobbled Gobs of Galaxies

    NASA scientists recently published a stunning reproduction of the Milky Way Galaxy using data taken with the Spitzer telescope. As seen in the image below, two large spiral arms emanate from a central … more

  • Comments on Comets

    Instead, these skeptics argue that the present density of such comets is an indicator of a young solar system and Earth. All agree that comets have a finite lifetime. After a limited number of orbits, … more

  • Search for the Sun’s Twin

    The discovery of over 270 extrasolar planets, combined with spacecraft missions to explore the outer solar system, likewise is beginning to establish the rare planetary system doctrine. In July 2007, … more

  • You Are Star-Stuff

    In the television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, originally broadcast in 1980, Carl Sagan, the highly successful popularizer of astronomy, coined the phrase “we are made of star-stuff.” … more

  • Designed to Live, Designed to Die

    "Why don't we see new species emerging now?" Charles Darwin faced this question nearly 150 years ago when he proposed the theory of evolution. His answer–all Earth's habitats are full.

    Whether … more

  • Unique Moon Rising?

    Among all the moons in the solar system, Earth’s is unique in that it is so massive compared to the planet. The ratio of the Moon’s mass compared to Earth’s is almost 50 times larger … more

  • Is Life Possible on a Moon?

    A team of American astronomers recently announced the discovery of the first known planet outside our solar system to spend its entire orbit within the “habitable zone.”1When astronomers … more

  • Jupiter, Friend or Foe?

    A couple of months ago Dave Rogstad reported on a study assessing the current importance of Jupiter in shielding Earth from cometary impacts. An article appearing in Science Daily prompted the … more

  • Planet Migration Tests Solar System Design

    Astronomers have discovered over 250 planets outside of our solar system residing in over 200 different planetary systems. However, all of these extrasolar planets exhibit characteristics that would … more

  • From Dust to Planets

    Prevailing theory for the formation of planetsmaintains that they form when dust particles in the disk of material rotating around a central star begin to stick together in clumps (just like the dust … more

  • Planet Rotation Design

    If the planet rotates too slowly, the temperature differences between day and night will become too extreme. If the planet rotates too quickly, the jet streams will become too laminar and too stable, … more