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Star Formation Peaks

By Hugh Ross - April 1, 2004

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Since the Bible predicted in considerable detail thousands of years ago that the universe possesses fundamental big bang features, scientific confirmations of such big bang features provide powerful evidence for the Christian faith.  An astronomy research team developed a new test of the big bang by analyzing a hundred thousand nearby galaxies to determine the cosmic epoch at which star formation peaks. They determined that for the universe the peak of star formation occurred five billion years ago. They also found that the larger the mass of the galaxy, the earlier star formation peaks. Their findings not only confirm the big bang creation model, but they also establish that the dates for the star formation peak of the universe and for the Milky Way Galaxy both must be fine-tuned for intelligent life to be possible.


Alan Heavens, et al, “The Star-Formation History of the Universe from the Stellar Populations of Nearby Galaxies,” Nature, 428 (2004), pp. 625-627.

https://www.nature.com/ cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v428/n6983/abs/nature02133_fs.html


RTB articles: Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, Quarter 3, 2000, pp. 14-32; Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, Quarter 3, 2000, pp. 26-32.

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