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Astronomy is the scientific study of
matter in outer
space with the goal of determining or measuring properties of distant
objects, such as distances, positions, dimensions, distribution, magnitudes,
motion, composition, physical condition, energy, evolution, and the causes
of their various phenomena. Creation Astronomy differs only in that
it attempts to explain stellar phenomena from the presupposition that
celestial bodies were created by
God. Most creationists
also draw from religious texts like the
Bible for insight.
At present, though astronomy continues to make
important discoveries, is still in its infancy as regards gaining depth of
understanding. Some would argue that it has many errant notions. (See
Important branches in this discipline include
astrophysics and cosmology.
Astrophysical measurements and analysis are used to understand the
history, structure, and constituent dynamics of our universe.
Age of the Universe
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universe as being the same age as the
Earth and just
over 6000 years old. In fact, according to the Bible, all other celestial
bodies are slightly younger than the Earth. At the moment the
Earth was created
there were no other
comets, or other such bodies in the universe. None of these came into
existence until the fourth day of the
Creation Week (See:
Genesis Chapter 1). There is indeed much evidence to support the
contention that our
galaxies and even that the entirety of the
universe is very young.
In contrast, secular scientists date the
being approximately 13.7 billion years using standard
The universe is believed to have begun with a cosmic inflation known as the
Big Bang, which is then followed by the formation of stars, planets, and
galaxies. Based on this
the Earth is believed to have formed after our Sun and is dated to be near
billion years old.
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A galaxy is a large group of
stars and interstellar gas and dust moving around a common center of
term galaxy comes from the Greek root galakt, which means "milk" (a
reference to our own Milky Way). There are probably more than one hundred
billion (1011) galaxies in the observable
which average near one hundred billion stars each. Galaxies range in size
from dwarfs with as few as ten million (107) stars up to giants
with one trillion (1012) stars.
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A star is a body in space of great size that
produces prominent amounts of heat and light. Stars are composed of
incredibly hot plasma and are classified by size and intensity. The
sun is conventionally
considered a star, although the creation account of Genesis mentions the
stars secondarily after recording the creation of the sun on day four.
Evolutionists assert that star formation or change must take millions of
years to take place, however star alteration has been observed in just a few
These still widely held views of modern science and are actually founded in
stellar evolution that are primarily based on clues obtained from
studies of the stellar spectra related to luminosity.
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The word planet comes from the Greek word
πλανήτης (planetes) which is derived from the word πλάνης
 Originally the term was applied to any
object that moved in the sky including
stars. However, as a
more complete picture of our universe emerged from the work of astronomers,
the classification of a planet became more specific. In our
system there are eight definite planets:
2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) demoted
Pluto from its
classification as a planet to dwarf planet because it did not conform to
recently established criteria.
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A dwarf planet is any celestial body that meets
all the criteria for being a planet, except one: it does not "clear the
neighborhood" of its orbit of all foreign-object debris. Currently,
Pluto, and the
Ceres fall into
this category. The IAU invented the category of "dwarf planet" following the
discovery of Eris, a body larger even than Pluto but which, like Pluto, had
not cleared its orbit of debris.
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A moon is a natural satellite that orbits a
planet. The body known as The Moon is the particular object in
orbit around the Earth,
but nearly 200 other moons are known to exist in our
system, in orbit around six of the eight planets and two of the dwarf
planets (Pluto and
Eris). For example,
more than sixty satellites, including its four largest, the
Galilean moons. The Earth's moon is the brightest object in the night
sky, reflecting the light from the
sun. The moon is the
only astronomical body other than Earth ever visited by human beings.
by Jonathan Henry. 2000 Master Books. 80 pages. (hard cover)
One of the most powerful creations of Greek science
was the mathematical astronomy created by
Hipparchus in the second century B.C. and given final form by
Ptolemy in the
second century A.D. Ptolemy's work was known in the Middle Ages through
imperfect Latin versions. In fifteenth-century Italy, however, it was
brought back to life. George Trebizond, a Cretan emigre in the curia,
produced a new translation and commentary. These proved imperfect and
aroused much heated criticism. But a German astronomer, Johannes
Regiomontanus, a protege of the brilliant Greek churchman Cardinal Bessarion,
came to Italy with his patron, learned Greek, and produced a full-scale
"Epitome" of Ptolemy's work from which most astronomers learned their art
for the next century and more. Copernicus was only one of the celebrities of
the Scientific Revolution whose work rested in large part on the study of
ancient science carried out in fifteenth-century Italy.
References to the Heavens
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The Bible speaks of three heavens: the first heaven is
the atmosphere, the third heaven is the place of the direct presence of God
and is possibly non-physical or at least outside the bounds of the physical
universe, and the second heaven is the physical universe beyond the earth's
atmosphere, the realm of astronomy.
The heavens are the only portion of the creation
credited with proclaiming God's righteousness.
The heavens declare his righteousness, for God
himself is judge! [Selah]
Psalm 50:6 (NASB)
The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the
peoples behold his glory.
Psalm 97:6 (NASB)
By the Word and Hand of God
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and
all their host by the breath of his mouth.
Psalm 33:6 (NASB)
Of old thou didst lay the foundation of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Psalm 102:25 (NASB)
And again: Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the
beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands;
Hebrews 1:10 (NASB)
They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word
of God heavens existed long ago, and an earth formed out of water and by
means of water,
II_Peter 3:5 (NASB)
God Stretched-out the Heavens
It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and
its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens
like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
Isaiah 40:22 (NASB)
Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and
stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in
Isaiah 42:5 (NASB)
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, who formed you
from the womb: "I am the LORD, who made all things, who stretched out
the heavens alone, who spread out the earth--Who was with me?
Isaiah 44:24 (NASB)
and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who
stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and
fear continually all the day because of the fury of the oppressor, when
he sets himself to destroy?
Isaiah 51:13 (NASB)
An Oracle The word of the LORD concerning Israel:
Thus says the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth
and formed the spirit of man within him:
Zechariah 12:1 (NASB)
Do not be Dismayed by the Heavens
Thus says the LORD: "Learn not the way of the
nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations
are dismayed at them,
Jeremiah 10:2 (NASB)
Not made of things which are visible
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared
by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things
which are visible.
Hebrews 11:3 (NASB)
. The worlds were prepared by the word of God and God did
not depend on things which are visible to create the visible things that we
see today. God's word asserts numerous realities that are not discernible to
the natural senses. These include spirits, angels, demons, and God Himself.
No place like home: Our lonesome solar system by Lee Billings. May
Gliese 581g, Newly Found 'Habitable' Planet, May Not Exist Francesco
Pepe, who works with the Geneva Observatory and used the HARPS
instrument on the La Silla telescope at the European Southern
Observatory in Chile, said he and his team could not find the planet or
confirm its existence. Epoch Time, Oct 12, 2010.
Freshly Discovered Earth-Like Planet Orbiting Nearby Star Could Be the
First Truly Habitable Exoplanet A couple of math geeks recently
calculated that the discovery of the first “habitable” exoplanet would
be announced in May of next year -- but a few stargazers from UC Santa
Cruz and their colleagues simply couldn’t wait that long. By Clay Dillow
Posted 09.29.2010. Popular Science.
Big Bang Was Followed by Chaos, Mathematical Analysis Shows Seven
years ago Northwestern University physicist Adilson E. Motter
conjectured that the expansion of the universe at the time of the big
bang was highly chaotic. Now he and a colleague have proven it using
rigorous mathematical arguments. ScienceDaily. Sep. 8, 2010.
Stephen Hawking says universe not created by God Physics, not
creator, made Big Bang, new book claims. Professor had previously
referred to 'mind of God'. guardian.co.uk. September 2, 2010
Fate of Universe revealed by galactic lens Researchers conclude that
the Universe will probably expand forever ending in a dead wasteland
with a temperature approaching what scientists term ‘absolute zero’. BBC
News, 19 August 19, 2010
Search for Intelligent Aliens Takes Center Stage This Weekend at SETIcon
SETI Institute celebrates the 50th anniversary of its mission to scan
the universe for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life. Space.com,
August 12 2010.
An entertaining video demonstrating Russell Humphreys’ theory on how to
explain the existence of “old” starlight in a young universe. 2001. 23
Chlorine study suggests moon is dry after all The moon's interior
may not be that wet after all, despite some recent studies that have
suggested otherwise. A new analysis of Apollo rocks backs the old idea
of a waterless world. NewScientist. August 2010.
Nemesis reconsidered. An astrophysicist and a paleontologist, after
re-examining the fossil record, now propose abandoning the Nemesis
hypothesis, on the theory that any companion star to the Sun ought to
have had its orbit changed in the last 500 million years and thus could
not have caused extinction-level events as regularly as clockwork during
that time. Solar and Stellar Astrophysics. July 2, 2010.
Evidence for dark matter and energy found lacking. A team of
astronomers at Durham University (UK) re-examined the data from the
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and found that
previously-described evidence for an acceleration effect due to dark
energy is nothing more than an error of measurement. Creationism
Examiner. June 15, 2010.
'Dark' matter and energy 'proof' exaggerated—again. Astronomers find
the same apparent ratio of "dynamical" to "luminous" mass at the edge of
the universe as near to us. As ever, they insist that this somehow
"proves" the existence of "dark matter"—when in fact it proves no such
thing. Creationism Examiner, 26 January 2010
Age of the Universe by Edward L. Wright. University of California
Los Angeles, Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Galaxy by Wikipedia
Speedy star changes baffle long-agers Creation 19(4):7–9. September
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Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture.
Library of Congress, July 18, 2002. Accessed April 14, 2008.
The Angular Size of the Moon and Other Planetary Satellites: An Argument
For Design by Danny Faulkner,
Creation Research Society Quarterly 35(1) June 1998.
Astronomical Problems Oard, M.J., 1995. Creation Ex Nihilo Technical
Astronomy FAQ by Answers in Genesis
Astrophysical Science from
In the Beginning by Walter Brown
Comets and the Age of the Solar System by Danny Faulkner,
Journal of Creation 11(3):264–273, December 1997.
The Current State of Creation Astronomy by Danny Faulkner (4th
International Conference on Creationism, 1998)
Extrasolar planets suggest our solar system is unique and young by
Journal of Creation 17(1):11–13, April 2003.
Toward a Creationist Astronomy by Danny Faulkner,
Creation Research Society Quarterly 28(3) December 1991.
The young faint sun paradox and the age of the solar system by Danny
Unhidden by Don Richardson, Xulon Press, 2009, 228 pages.
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