“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades?
Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
Do you know the laws of the heavens?
Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth? Job 38:31-33
The heavens clearly reveal the glory of God! Astronomy has plenty to say about the age of our universe and the God that created it. Consider just a few of these declarations from outer space.
Spiral galaxies rotate, but they rotate at different speeds. The stars near the center of the spiral rotate much faster than those in the outer areas. The speeds that have been calculated for these different rotations mean that the galaxy must be much younger than the claimed 10 billion years or the spiral characteristics would no longer remain.
Supernovas occur when stars violently explode. Today we can see these events happen about once every 25 years. When we explore space, however, we see only enough supernova remnants to indicate a universe about 7,000 years old.
Comets lose some of their mass everytime they pass close to the sun. Most of the comets we see today would need to be less than 10,000 years old. While some claim a continuace supply of comets from a theoretical Oort cloud or Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto’s orbit, no observations support his claim.
The moon gets further from the earth each year. For the earth to be billions of years old, we should no longer have a moon, or the moon would have been catastrophically close to the earth at one point resulting in the destruction of the moon.
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