Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
A. I WAS READING IN ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE, THAT THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM, WHICH SOME SCHOLARS BELIEVE WAS THE NORTH STAR, IS 30 LIGHT YEARS AWAY, AND THE LIGHT FROM IT TAKES 30 YEARS TO REACH OUR EYES.
1. THE ARTICLE ALSO SAID THAT IF THE NORTH STAR DIED, IT WOULD BE DEAD 30 YEARS BEFORE WE WOULD KNOW
I have read that the nearest star to our sun is called Proxima Centauri, and it’s about 4.22 light years away. As you know, a light year is not a measurement of time; it is a measurement of distance. Light is the fastest thing we know of, and a light year is how far it takes light to travel in a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 12, 2014
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy -- Source: www.hubblesite.org
The Hubble Telescope has been orbiting the earth since 1990 taking pictures into deep space. On June 8, 1992 it took a picture of the center of the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy which is 23 million light years from our galaxy. The picture of the core
"The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart."
"The Gospel that represents Jesus Christ, not as a system
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Jan 3, 2015
The book The World’s Worst Predictions lists some of history’s all-time prophetic goofs.
King George II said in 1773 that the American colonies had little stomach for revolution.
An official of the White Star Line, speaking of the firm’s newly built flagship, the Titanic, launched in 1912,
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jan 12, 2009
SCIENCE PROVES CREATIONISM
Allen Rex Sandage, the greatest observational cosmologist in the world--who has deciphered the secrets of the stars, plumbed the mysteries of quasars, revealed the age of globular clusters, pinpointed the distances of remote galaxies, and quantified the universe’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
THE MORE YOU KNOW
Allen Rex Sandage, the greatest observational cosmologist in the world--who has deciphered the secrets of the stars, plumbed the mysteries of quasars, revealed the age of globular clusters, pinpointed the distances of remote galaxies, and quantified the universe’s expansion
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Aug 30, 2001
In 1964, Drs. Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson of Bell Labs encountered continuous static on certain microwave frequencies. Rotating their antenna in a vain attempt to remove the noise, they realized it was coming from
all directions -- permeating the universe. Physicists hailed this as the first
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Aug 31, 2003
"A common sense and satisfying interpretation of our world suggests the designing hand of a superintelligence.… There is, I shall argue, no contradiction between holding a staunch belief in supernatural design and being a creative scientist.… Just as I believe that the Book of Scripture illumines
When people claim that Science and Faith are at odds often point out that back in the Middle Ages the Catholic Church refused to accept Galileo’s theory that the earth revolved around the sun. (rather than the other way around.) That is true --- but the Church did not reject this theory based on
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jan 12, 2009
God breathed out our sun. His word put the earth in its orbit around the sun. But this is really nothing. Our sun is one of between 200 and 400 billion other suns in our galaxy. What is our galaxy called? Milky way.
Now I want to show you a picture. [This picture can be found
Contributed by Joe La Rue on Feb 26, 2008
In 1969, Dr. Peter Stoner published a book called “Science Speaks.” Dr. Stoner was the Chairman of the Departments of Mathematics and Astronomy at Pasadena City College until 1953, when he became Chairman of the Science Division at Westmont College. In other words, he was a capable mathematician.
When our daughter was in Junior High School, she made friends with a group of girls from Olney, Texas, a community about forty minutes to the south of us. And they invited her to a function their school was having on a certain Friday night. So, I drove her over, and, when the time came, I went
Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Feb 15, 2010
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE
There's another interesting definition I want to look at -- it relates to astrodynamics
A sphere of influence (SOI) in astrodynamics and astronomy is the spherical region around a celestial body where the primary gravitational influence on an orbiting object is that