Where Science and Faith Converge

RTB 101

Extrasolar Planets

More

Scientific advances over the last two decades allow astronomers to detect planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. These objects are known as extrasolar planets, or exoplanets for short. As astronomers study the hundreds of exoplanets already discovered, evidence for Earth's rare (or possibly unique) characteristics for supporting advanced life continues to grow. News reports often claim a particular exoplanet is Earth-like or "habitable." Such announcements typically reflect a "minimalist model" for habitability, namely the assumption that where liquid water exists, life will inevitably exist. RTB's testable creation model proposes that life requires far more exacting criteria than just liquid water.

Expand Your Universe

Join a Local Chapter

Get connected locally

Chapters play a vital role in introducing RTB and its resources to local communities.

Find a chapter near you »

Explore Education Programs

For adults, children, and teachers

Innovative programs designed to prepare students to stand strong, building their personal growth and development.

Explore our programs »

Become a Monthly Partner

Show your support for Reasons to Believe

Your donation helps our ministry demonstrate how the latest science affirms our faith in the God of the Bible.

Show your support »

About Reasons to Believe

RTB's mission is to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible and faith in the personal, transcendent God revealed in both Scripture and nature. Learn More »

Support Reasons to Believe

Your support helps more people find Christ through sharing how the latest scientific discoveries affirm our faith in the God of the Bible.

Donate Now

U.S. Mailing Address
818 S. Oak Park Rd.
Covina, CA 91724
  • P (855) 732-7667
  • P (626) 335-1480
  • Fax (626) 852-0178
Reasons to Believe logo