The Case of the Disappearing Galaxy
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.”
Once upon a time, there was a large galaxy that rejoiced in the name XMM-2599. This galaxy formed really quickly after the Big Bang, and when the universe was at the tender age of 2 billion years old, this galaxy was already as big as our own Milky Way is today – about 300 billion stars. So, it produced stars really quickly – and then it shut down. Deep-time astrophysicists cannot explain why it shut down. They also haven’t produced any actual evidence that any part of the story I related above was true.
Researchers using an observatory in Hawaii have certainly found an interesting red galaxy – one that gives out little light, but mostly radiation in the infrared, microwave, and radio parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. The problems that this discovery has caused for deep-time ideas are worth exploring. Listen to this quote from one article:
Scientists are unable to explain how the galaxy came to exist and then very quickly stopped existing. It challenges our models of how the early universe exists, they say, and could lead to dramatic changes in our understanding of how stars form – and stop forming.
The language is telling. “It challenges our models of how the early universe exists.” That means that it totally blows apart all their accepted evolutionary astronomical ideas.
King David reminded us, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” Let’s keep making interesting discoveries in the universe but not waste time spinning fairy tales.
Prayer: We stand in awe at the marvelous work of Your fingers, Lord, when we look at the heavens that You created. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Scientists perplexed by huge, mysterious ‘monster’ galaxy that suddenly went dark, < https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nasa-space-galaxy-monster-stars-xmm2599-a9319706.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source= Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1He98MBGAp2piMQxOqIgCYBI38s5hi3eJxf6mhvfEnRzAzw5BQpLYzNtQ#Echobox=1580918542 >, accessed 2/1/2020. Image: NASA/JPL/STScI Hubble Deep Field Team, Public Domain.
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