So… some scientists believe they found planets with conditions for life around red dwarf stars… as the article below points out, when a planet is too close to a star it has to endure being bombarded with life destroying rays. Another problem is that when a planet is too close to a star, the gravity from the star locks the planet into position which prevents it from spinning. The obvious effect is that one side of the planet gets constant heat from the star and the opposite side is always in darkness… yup – perfect for life……..
Contrary to the hoax of evolution, the Bible reveals that the universe and it’s myriad galaxies and their myriad solar systems and planets were created to be delivered from the bondage of corruption by the children of God when they are born again from the grave into God’s glory (1 John 3:2; Romans 8:19-21; Hebrews 2:6-8).
Billions of habitable planets in our galaxy?
“A European team said on Wednesday [March 28] that about 40 percent of red dwarf stars–the most common type in the Milky Way–have a so-called “super-Earth” planet orbiting in a habitable zone that would allow water to flow on the surface.” This could equate to tens of billions of planets! However, these same researchers also caution that “…the rocky worlds spinning around red dwarfs are not necessarily cosy places for alien forms of life. Because red dwarfs are much cooler than the sun, any planets with liquid water will need to be orbiting much closer to the star than the Earth is from the Sun. That may mean they are bathed in damaging X-ray and ultraviolet radiation” (Reuters, March 28, 2012).
The Bible states that the Earth is where God is now working and will one day serve as the location for His galactic throne (Revelation 5:10, 21:1-3). So there is currently NO “other life out there.” However, the great God, through His son, DID create all of the heavens (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:15-16). God did not create the universe because He was bored, but rather, like everything else He created, He did so with a purpose.
Will the universe be inhabited one day? What will become of these “rocky worlds” that could possibly sustain life if they had the right type of atmosphere? What will be the ultimate responsibility of the saints?
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