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University of Maryland astronomers have found more evidence for the design of the solar system. Their work delineated the most realistic planetesimal (small, developing solar system body) collision model to date. They discovered that the kinds and numbers of terrestrial planets that form around a star strongly depend on the initial conditions of the planetesimal disk (area of planetary formation). Thus the initial conditions of the planetesimal disk must be fine-tuned for life to be possible. This discovery provides further evidence that the terrestrial planet features that would permit life to thrive are so rare as to imply supernatural design.
- Zoë M. Leinhardt and Derek C. Richardson, “Planetesimal Evolution and Terrestrial Planet Formation,” Abstract # 975, Abstracts of the Biennial Meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, April 10-14, 2005, Astrobiology 5 (2005): 182.
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