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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Spiral Galaxies Testify of a Young Universe

Andromeda Galaxy / Wikimedia Commons / Adam Evans
Spiral galaxies are problematic for evolutionary cosmologists. They are dense with stars, but the "arms" should have lost their shape after the alleged billions of years of their existence. (For that matter, distant galaxies themselves create problems for cosmologists.) A number of failed explanations for the shape of the arms have been postulated, including dark matter. The best explanation would be found if cosmologists dropped their Big Bang presuppositions and realized that astronomy is best explained by biblical, young universe models.
Since they were first discovered, galaxies have been a source of wonder. Many are arranged into beautiful spirals. But if they’ve been spinning for billions of years, wouldn’t their arms lose their slender shape?
Large islands of stars, called “galaxies,” float in the inky blackness of space. The number of observable galaxies is estimated at 170 billion, each with billions or even trillions of individual stars. Such numbers fill an expanse we cannot even begin to fathom. When we behold these shimmering wonders, we naturally ask ourselves, “Where did all these gems come from?”
The first chapter of Genesis proclaims an unequivocal answer: on Day Four the Creator “made the stars also” (Genesis 1:16). The astronomers who reject God’s revealed history, however, are still struggling to find an alternative explanation.
One of their biggest challenges is the lovely spiral arms that grace so many galaxies. Simply put, these spirals should lose their shape in a very old universe. Indeed, the persistence of spiral arms suggests that the universe is very young.
To finish reading the article, click on "Galaxies — Unexplained Spirals".