Reasons to Believe

Universe Design

  • Planet Eating Stars

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    This study of protoplanetary systems affirms the anthropic principle. Astronomers have discovered that planet-eating stars are more common in the … more

  • Sloan Digital Survey

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    The first data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was announced and described in the October, 2003 issue of The Astronomical Journal. Accurate … more

  • Wide Angle CMB Temperatures

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    The largest angular scale temperature fluctuations (beyond angular scales of 60°) in the WMAP results are weaker than what a flat, spatially … more

  • Cosmic Metal Reservoirs

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    New measurements of metals in the intra-galaxy-cluster medium validate an important design feature for the universe. Scientists found that … more

  • WMAP Results Confirmed

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    Ground-based cosmic background radiation maps and large-scale structure surveys independently confirm at the same level of precision the cosmic age, … more

  • Dark Energy Confirmations

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    Four different sets of observations (positions of blue-shifted light relative to matter-dense regions) independently confirm that dark energy plays … more

  • 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 … more

  • Early Quintessence

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    In combining the WMAP cosmic background radiation results with the distribution of galaxies seen in the Two-Degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey, … more

  • MASCOs and Pop III Stars

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    Astronomers have determined that the remnants of isolated population III stars (the first stars to form) can be detected. Though long ago burnt out, … more

  • Warm Dark Matter Model

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    WMAP results showing that the first stars formed early and were very massive are strongly inconsistent with the warm dark matter cosmic model. … more

  • Initial Supersonic Turbulence

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    An astronomer discovers a new cosmic design feature: if the supersonic turbulence in the infant universe is too great or too small, the first stars … more

  • More Precise Distance Tool

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    Astronomers discover a supernova light curve characteristic that permits distances to be measured with greater precision. This will yield more … more

  • Origin of Gama Ray Bursts

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    Several teams of astronomers independently establish that hypernovae (superenergetic supernovae) are responsible for gamma ray bursts. A hypernova … more

  • Very Small Array

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    Initial maps of the cosmic background radiation produced by a new antenna array provide tight constraints on the cosmic density parameters that are … more

  • Discovery of Two Distant Type Ia Supernovae

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    Using the recently installed Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have discovered two more distant type Ia … more

  • Big Bang Passes Big Test

    Atheist astrophysicist Geoffrey Burbidge once worried aloud that his peers might rush off to join "the First Church of Christ of the Big Bang."1 The rush of which he spoke was precipitated by a deluge … more

  • Speed of Gravity Measured, Scripture Validated

    General relativity and the biblical creation model received yet another boost on January 8, 2003, at the 201st meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The boost came from an announcement of the … more