PHOTO MOMENT Hubble's stunning new vision of God's creation
The Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) is sited in the constellation of Monoceros and was discovered by the German-born astronomer William Herschel. The new Hubble picture shows a cluster of hot, newborn stars blowing away the gas and dust that gave rise to them. You
Astronomers have been bowled over by some spectacular new pictures of the Universe.
They were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instrument, which was installed during a space shuttle servicing mission in March.
"The ACS is opening a wide new window on to the Universe," said Johns Hopkins University astronomer Holland Ford, the instrument's lead scientist. "These are among the best images of the distant Universe humans have ever seen."
Astronomer Garth Illingworth, deputy leader for the ACS team, said: "The ACS will let us obtain the deepest image of the Universe for the foreseeable future."
When I see these pictures of God's creation I worship God for his wonderful creation. There is no need to try to explain everything. God did it. That is Creation. God is not showing us a lie by revealing what seems to us to have happened a long time ago or very far away. Isaiah 40:22 It is he â€¦ that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in.
There are seventeen such verses in the Old Testament and they use four different Hebrew verbs to convey the idea of â€˜stretching outâ€™ or â€˜spreading outâ€™.
God created Adam from the dust of the ground and Adam was a mature adult. The first tree Adam cut down had tree rings that today would tell us of weather patterns that never happened. Jesus made water into wine; something that should take a period of time but Jesus created it, and it was good wine. That is the nature of creation. We have red shift, blue shift, Doppler shift and who knows what else but God says to Job Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Psa 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Pro 25:2 [It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: Praise God.
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Actually, there is a creationist hypothesis for a young Earth & old universe, using relativity in a different way than black hole cosmology. It is a controversial but plausible solution to the apparent age of the cosmos.
It is a shame that on a Christian web site when faced with such beauty as these pictures show we have a comment "newborn stars blowing away the gas and dust that gave rise to them". We aught to base our comments on what we know. God made them, placed them and keeps them as they are. We may be seeing more of Gods creation but sometimes our conclusions reflect the scripture "in there wisdom they became fools". This is not meant to offend just cause us to consider.