• Prophecies of Scientific, Mathematical, and Astronomical Knowledge

    Prophecies of Scientific, Mathematical, and Astronomical Knowledge

    Three thousand years ago, the writer of Psalm 19 described the Sun as following a “circuit”, or circular course, through the universe.

    Psalms 19:4-6 He has set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, 5 And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. 6 Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

    Today, through the use of powerful telescopes, we no know that the sun is part of an enormous spiral galaxy called “the Milky Way”. The sun does in fact, move in a “circuit” or circular course through the universe, at speeds of more than 600,000 miles per hour. The milky way galaxy itself is flying through space at an estimated speed of over 2 million miles per hour.

    How did the Psalmist know this 3,000 years ago? Obviously, he didn’t know. The Bible claims that “Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

    2 Peter 1:21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

    The amazing power of the Living God, is such that He is able to speak to men who have set themselves aside for the Lord, so as to be used by Him. They write under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, what He wants them to say. Why this is difficult for people to believe, is beyond me. It is logical that if there is a God that has the technology and power to create this vast and complex universe, He is certainly able to cause men to write what He wants them to write and preserve it over time.

  • Astronomy, Breaking News, Discoveries, Fulfilled Prophecy

    Posted on June 1st, 2012

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    Life on Earth to End… In 4 Billion Years

    Life on Earth to End… In 4 Billion Years

    Four billion years from now, the Milky Way galaxy as we know it will cease to exist.

    Our Milky Way is bound for a head-on collision with the similar-sized Andromeda galaxy, researchers announced today (May 31). Over time, the huge galactic smashup will create an entirely new hybrid galaxy, one likely bearing an elliptical shape rather than the Milky Way’s trademark spiral-armed disk.

    “We do know of other galaxies in the local universe around us that are in the process of colliding and merging,” Roeland van der Marel, of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, told reporters today. “However, what makes the future merger of the Andromeda galaxy and the Milky Way so special is that it will happen to us.” ‘We do know of other galaxies in the local universe around us that are in the process of colliding and merging.’

  • Astronomy, Breaking News, Creation v. Evolution, Discoveries, Rob Robinson

    Posted on February 2nd, 2012

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    The Desperate Search to Find Life on Other Planets

    The Desperate Search to Find Life on Other Planets

    It seems that every week a new report comes out from the scientific community, that a planet has been discovered where “life is possible”. What is not stated, is that the variables necessary to make human life possible are categorically Impossible.

    In a previous article, (Click Here) I detail the finely tuned environment necessary for earth to support human life, and the fact that it is virtually impossible for these conditions to exist, unless someone designed these specific conditions and continues to control them, to make life possible on earth.

    Uniqueness in the placement of Earth in the Universe, and the specific placement of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Universe:

  • “Second Earth”, Kepler-22b Unlikely to Have Intelligent Life

    “Second Earth”, Kepler-22b Unlikely to Have Intelligent Life

    There has been much excitement in the world of Astronomy and Science recently, as a newly discovered planet named, ‘Kepler-22b’ is said to have the possibility of life. In an “inhabitable zone” around a star that is about 25 percent less luminous than our own sun, kepler-22b is 600 light years from Earth. This incredible distance of over 360 trillion miles would mean that it would take over 600 years to reach this planet from earth, if you could travel at the speed of light at 186 million miles per second.

    Although the possibility of life on any planet in the universe is exciting news, it is important to note that at the present time, this new data is highly speculative. No one has actually seen the planet through a telescope to verify it has water or life of any kind. The date used to make the present determination that this could be a planet similar to earth, is by an analysis of the heat reading of the planet that tells scientists water may be present.

  • Revelation Chapter 8 and Earth Killer Asteroids

    Revelation Chapter 8 and Earth Killer Asteroids

    Many people are not aware that on March 23, 1989, an Asteroid larger than a 1,000 foot long aircraft carrier came within 6 hours of hitting earth.
    Moving through space at an incredible 47,000 miles per hour, had it hit earth the blast would have equaled one Hiroshima size detonation every second for over 50 days.

    Designated “Asteroid 1989 FC”, this monster sized rock is so large that it belongs to a special class of Asteroid called “Apollo” that have orbits around the Sun that intersect with Earth’s orbit. Should an Apollo class asteroid strike the earth it would mean the end of almost all life. Millions would die on impact, but the real danger is from the ensuing dust cloud caused by the impact that would circle the planet, blocking most of the sun’s rays from warming the earth.

    No Sun, no plants. No plants, no animals that feed on the plants. Global acid rain would scorch the earth, temperatures would plummet causing drastic polar type temperatures all over the earth. Billions could die in just the first year after the impact.

  • Astronomy, Discoveries, Signs In the Heavens

    Posted on November 29th, 2010

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    Two Galaxies Collide in Brightest Ever Spectacle

    Two Galaxies Collide in Brightest Ever Spectacle

    Astronomers have spotted a stunning burst of light as new stars are formed that beams out as much infrared light as an entire galaxy. The collision of two spiral galaxies has triggered this explosion, which is cloaked by dust that renders its stars nearly invisible in other wavelengths of light.

    The starburst newly revealed by the Nasa Spitzer telescope stands as the most luminous ever seen taking place away from the centres of merging parent galaxies.And the merging galaxies offer astronomers a sneak peek at the fate of our Milky Way in some 4.5 billion years when it is expected to plough into its nearest large galactic neighbour, the Andromeda Galaxy.

    It blazes ten times brighter than the nearby universe’s previous most famous ‘off-nuclear starburst’ that gleams in another galactic smash up known as the Antennae Galaxy. The new findings show that galaxy mergers can pack a real star-making wallop far from the respective galactic centres, where star-forming dust and gases typically pool.

    ‘This discovery proves that merging galaxies can generate powerful starbursts outside of the centres of the parent galaxies,’ says Hanae Inami, first author of a paper detailing the results in the July issue of The Astronomical Journal.

    The buried starburst was located in the interacting galaxies known as II Zw 096. This galactic collision - located around 500 million light years away in the constellation Delphinus (the Dolphin) - will continue to unfold for a few hundred million years.

    Gravitational forces have already dissolved the once-pinwheel shape of one of II Zw 096′s pair of merging galaxies. The ultra-bright starburst region spans 700 light-years or so - just a tiny portion of II Zw 096, which streams across some 50,000 to 60,000 light-years - yet it blasts out 80 percent of the infrared light from this galactic collision.

  • Astronomy, Discoveries

    Posted on November 19th, 2010

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    Astronomers Discover First Planet Outside Our Galaxy

    Astronomers Discover First Planet Outside Our Galaxy

    Astronomers claim to have discovered the first planet originating from outside our galaxy. The Jupiter-like planet, they say, is part of a solar system which once belonged to a dwarf galaxy.This dwarf galaxy was in turn devoured by our own galaxy, the Milky Way, according to a team writing in the academic journal Science.

    The star, called HIP 13044, is nearing the end of its life and is 2000 light years from Earth. The discovery was made using a telescope in Chile.

    Cosmic cannibalism

    Planet hunters have so far netted nearly 500 so-called “exoplanets” outside our Solar System using various astronomical techniques. But all of those so far discovered, say the researchers, are indigenous to our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This find is different, they say, because the planet circles a sun which belongs to a group of stars called the “Helmi stream” which are known to have once belonged to a separate dwarf galaxy.

  • Astronomy, Science and the Bible, Signs In the Heavens

    Posted on November 9th, 2010

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    The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

    The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

    For those who missed the Perseids in August, another chance for a nighttime meteor-gazing is on its way. The annual Leonid shower is coming up in the middle of the month, offering any of those disappointed by cloud-cover the nights of the Perseids a (bad pun alert) “constellation prize.”

    The Leonids are thus named because these meteors appear to radiate from the part of the sky where the constellation Leo can be seen. In 2001, the Leonids put on a fantastic show that dazzled those who were up early enough (or late enough) to watch this powerful shower of “falling stars.” Sky-gazers watched a steady stream of meteors that sizzled across the black morning sky every few seconds.

    In early November of 1833, the meteors showered across the sky by the tens of thousands. The spectacular Leonid shower of that year caused people to believe the Apocalypse was on its way, and many looked forward to the Second Coming as flaming projectiles blazed through the darkness.

  • The Origin of the Universe

    The Origin of the Universe

    Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…”

    There is more evidence for the existence of God today, than at any other time in history.

    The atheist claims that the universe is “uncaused”. That there was no outside force that caused the universe to come into existence. That everything that exists just happened by chance. They also claim that the universe is “Eternal”, that it has always existed and always will exist.

    Discoveries in the recent studies of Astronomy and Physics have completely destroyed these theories.

    Charles Darwin published his study in evolution called the “Origin of the Species” in 1859. The original study of the evolution of lower life forms into higher life forms was not his idea. Anaximander, the Greek philosopher from the 6th century was the actual first publication regarding the possibility of evolutionary theory. Darwin was the one that proposed the actual way in which the evolutionary processes happened.

    Darwin said that we are the product of billions of years of “fortuitous occurrences”, not intelligent design. He claimed that “Chance Chemistry along with extremely long periods of time is what caused all life on earth. The basis for evolutionary theory is that all life forms came from a single ancestor, approximately 3.5 billion years ago. Under that thought, man is just another animal, he is simply an accident.

    Recent studies in Molecular Biology have greatly crippled the evolutionary theory. These studies have proven that the processes of the evolution of life are reall impossible. No process of evolution where one species becomes another species has ever been observed or even found in any of the fossil record. Secondly, by the amazing advances of Molecular Biology in understanding the microscopic working of the cell, the finding have pointed to the fact that the creation of life requires an intelligence, or a mind to make life possible.

  • Astronomy, Meteors/Asteroids, Rob Robinson, Signs In the Heavens

    Posted on October 19th, 2010

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    Signs in the Heavens: Giant Asteroid’s Near Miss to Earth

    Signs in the Heavens: Giant Asteroid’s Near Miss to Earth

    How would someone who has never seen a gigantic asteroid, describe the impact that it would make as it strikes the earth? Revelation chapter 8 details the impact of earth by an object that John describes as “Something like a great mountain burning with fire thrown into the sea.” It is clear that what John was viewing was not a mountain, but a huge asteroid making contact with earth. It is a fact that during the final 3 1/12 years of the present earth, during the days described in vivid detail in Revelation chapters 6-18, earth will be pummeled over and over by Asteroids.

    One of the signs that a conscientious student of Bible Prophecy would we watching for, would be a marked increase in asteroid activity in our solar system. Just a few days ago earth experienced a near miss by an asteroid that skimmed past earth by just 28,000 miles. As we approach the day of the return of Jesus we can expect more and more reports such as this coming to us from news and Astronomical reports around the world.

  • Astronomy, Discoveries

    Posted on October 19th, 2010

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    Astronomers Discover 800 Trillion Suns

    Astronomers Discover 800 Trillion Suns

    The most massive conglomeration of galaxies ever spotted in the early universe has been found, astronomers say. This behemoth galaxy cluster contains about 800 trillion suns packed inside hundreds of galaxies. And it’s not even finished growing. The newfound cluster, called SPT-CL J0546-5345, is about 7 billion light-years from Earth, meaning that its light has taken that long to reach us. Thus, astronomers are seeing this clump as it was 7 billion years ago.

    By now, it likely will have quadrupled in size, researchers said. The universe is about 13.7 billion years old. “This galaxy cluster wins the heavyweight title,” astronomer Mark Brodwin of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., said in a statement. “It’s among the most massive clusters ever found at this distance.”

  • Astronomy, Discoveries

    Posted on September 30th, 2010

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    Scientists Find Inhabitable Planet Near Earth

    Scientists Find Inhabitable Planet Near Earth

    US astronomers said Wednesday they have discovered an Earth-sized planet that they think might be habitable, orbiting a nearby star, and believe there could be many more planets like it in space. The planet, found by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, is orbiting in the middle of the “habitable zone” of the red dwarf star Gliese 581, which means it could have water on its surface.

    Liquid water and an atmosphere are necessary for a planet to possibly sustain life, even it it might not be a great place to live, the scientists said. The scientists determined that the planet, which they have called Gliese 581g, has a mass three to four times that of Earth and an orbital period of just under 37 days.

    Its mass indicates that it is probably a rocky planet and has enough gravity to hold on to an atmosphere, according to Steven Vogt, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and one of the leaders of the team that discovered the planet.

  • Astronomy, Science and the Bible

    Posted on September 29th, 2010

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    Einstein’s Theory May Be Wrong

    Einstein’s Theory May Be Wrong

    The crux of Einstein’s theory of relativity — that E = mc 2 — is under challenge, following evidence that the speed of light might be slowing down. The discovery, made by a team of Australian scientists, undermines Einstein’s key formula which maintains that the speed of light must remain constant.

    The speed of light is measured as roughly 300,000 kilometers (186,300 miles) a second.The team’s findings, which are published in the latest edition of respected science journal Nature, are causing a major stir in the lofty circles of theoretical physics.Team leader Paul Davies, of Sydney’s Macquarie University, says that if the speed of light has slowed over billions of years, physicists will have to rethink many of their basic ideas about the laws of the universe.

    “That means giving up the theory of relativity and E = mc2 and all that sort of stuff,” Davies told Reuters news agency on Thursday. “But of course it doesn’t mean we just throw the books in the bin, because it’s in the nature of scientific revolution that the old theories become incorporated in the new ones.”

    What Davies and his team did was study a 12 billion-year-old stream of light.

    Cornerstone

    They discovered it did not have the properties it was expected to, and by a process of elimination deduced that the speed of light must have been much faster billions of years ago. “It’s entirely possible that the speed of light would have got greater and greater as you go back,” he told the Herald Sun newspaper. “If the speed of light were nearly infinite in the first split second [of the universe's creation] it would explain why the universe is so uniform.” The implications of the discovery — if it is proven correct — are not necessarily clear. “When one of the cornerstones of physics collapses, it’s not obvious what you hang onto and what you discard,” Davies told Reuters.

  • Astronomy, Creation v. Intelligent Design, Science and the Bible

    Posted on September 10th, 2010

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    ‘You Can’t Explain the Universe Without God’

    ‘You Can’t Explain the Universe Without God’

    There’s no denying that Stephen Hawking is intellectually bold as well as physically heroic. And in his latest book, the renowned physicist mounts an audacious challenge to the traditional religious belief in the divine creation of the universe.

    According to Hawking, the laws of physics, not the will of God, provide the real explanation as to how life on Earth came into being. The Big Bang, he argues, was the inevitable consequence of these laws ‘because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.’ Unfortunately, while Hawking’s argument is being hailed as controversial and ground-breaking, it is hardly new.

    For years, other scientists have made similar claims, maintaining that the awesome, sophisticated creativity of the world around us can be interpreted solely by reference to physical laws such as gravity. It is a simplistic approach, yet in our secular age it is one that seems to have resonance with a sceptical public. But, as both a scientist and a Christian, I would say that Hawking’s claim is misguided. He asks us to choose between God and the laws of physics, as if they were necessarily in mutual conflict.

  • Breaking News, Meteors/Asteroids, Signs In the Heavens

    Posted on September 9th, 2010

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    Two Large Asteroids Narrowly Miss Earth

    Two Large Asteroids Narrowly Miss Earth

    The two objects were only identified at the weekend by the Nasa-funded Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona, during a routine sky scan. The second, called 2010 RF12, was roughly two-thirds the size of its big brother and estimated to pass within just 49,088 miles of Earth hours later. While they were visible to many amateur stargazers, space agency researchers said neither asteroid posed a risk to earth.

    Experts, however, said the “double-whammy” served as a reminder of other potentially hazardous objects expected to narrowly miss Earth in coming years. Nasa estimates that asteroids smaller than 25 metres in diameter would burn up while entering the atmosphere and cause no damage. Scientists said while it was common to witness a single asteroid at such close range it was rare to see two make such close passes. Figures show about 50 million NEO’s (Near Earth Objects) pass by every day. But what made this event so significant was that the two asteroids passed so close to Earth on the same day within hours of each other.

  • Meteors/Asteroids, Signs

    Posted on August 17th, 2010

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    Signs in the Heavens This Week

    Signs in the Heavens This Week

    Wednesday and Thursday nights promise excellent opportunities to watch the Perseids blast through the black sky. Last year, the bright moon stole the stage and made for lousy Perseid viewing. This year, the new moon has politely left the sky nice and dark so that the meteor shower can be enjoyed with little luminary interference. Also known as “the Tears of St. Lawrence,” the Perseids’ annual show always falls around August 10, the day that commemorates St. Lawrence’s fiery martyrdom during the reign of Valerian.
    The August Perseid meteor shower offers one of the year’s best light shows. Between 90 and 100 meteors will fall every hour, and the view gets even better after midnight. Imagine that the earth has a face, and all day long our planet hurtles through space facing backwards. But, as it rotates after midnight into the new day, the earth noses into the very direction that it’s zooming, and it dives face-first into the dust-cloud left from the comet Swift-Tuttle. Sometimes the meteors are so large and close that they hiss and sizzle as they burn across the sky at 37 miles per second.
    This year, the earth will hit the densest part of the comet debris trail about 8pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Wednesday evening. Paper carriers will have the best view-time, as the prime hours to watch will be between 2am and daybreak. As long as the clouds keep away, the dark hours of Wednesday night August 11th into Thursday morning August 12th and Thursday night into Friday morning will provide the best times to pull out the lawn chairs and sit back and count the shower of “falling stars” that follow.

  • Asteroids and Meteors, Astronomy, Bible Prophecy Updates, Science

    Posted on August 11th, 2010

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    NASA Could Land a Probe on Asteroid That May Hit Earth

    NASA Could Land a Probe on Asteroid That May Hit Earth

    Asteroid 1999 RQ36, which has a one-in-1,000 chance of hitting the Earth before the year 2200, would cause an explosion equivalent to hundreds of nuclear bombs detonating at once. An analysis of its orbit has predicted that it is most likely to hit us on September 24, 2182 but scientists want to collect a sample of the rock to help forecast its trajectory more accurately. If Nasa gives the plan the green light, the spacecraft would blast off in 2106 to map out and collect rock samples from the asteroid, which is 1,800 feet-wide. The planned mission, called OSIRIS-Rex, is one of three finalists in competition for funding as part of the cash-strapped US space agency’s New Frontiers program. The other contenders are missions to the Moon and to Venus respectively and the winner will be announced next year. Plans to land an astronaut on an asteroid will come under discussion at a two-day Nasa workshop in Washington DC starting on Tuesday. Nasa has officially classified RQ36 as a ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ as it passes within about 280,000 miles of Earth. Its orbit, which brings it closer to Earth, makes it easier to reach than other asteroids.

  • Signs In the Heavens

    Posted on August 4th, 2010

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    Solar Storm Hits Earth Causes Spectacular Show

    Solar Storm Hits Earth Causes Spectacular Show

    On 1 August, almost the entire side of the Sun that faces the Earth erupted in a blaze of activity known as a “coronal mass ejection”. These storms throw up to 10 billion tons of plasma - superheated gas - off the surface of the star and hurtling into space at around a million miles an hour. It covered the 93 million mile journey from the Sun to the Earth in just three and a half days. It was the “first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time,” according to Leon Golub, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), who warned of the event on Monday. The flare which caused the eruption was relatively small, described as a class C3 by astronomers. Other flares, known as X or M class, are much larger, and capable of doing damage on Earth. C-class flares rarely have much effect on Earth beyond auroras - the glowing displays towards the poles, like the Northern (and Southern) Lights.

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