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Two American astronomers have uncovered a new cosmic design feature. Using new observations of the oxygen abundance in the intergalactic medium (gas and dust between galaxies), they showed that supernovae in primordial galaxies were limited in the volumes over which they could disperse elements heavier than helium. The limit appears to be about 650,000 light years from the galactic nuclei. For advanced life to be possible, this dispersal distance must be fine-tuned. The location, both in the universe and in the parent galaxy, for an advanced life-support planet must be fine-tuned. Therefore, if the dispersal distance is either too large or too small, the planet will lack the just-right elements for advanced life. Such fine-tuning challenges evolutionary models but affirms RTB’s biblical creation model.
- Jason Tumlinson and Taotao Fang, “Hot Baryons and the Distribution of Metals in the Intergalactic Medium,” Astrophysical Journal Letters 623 (2005): L97-L100.
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