Stars that spread the knowledge of Bible in the Blue Sky Man has been trying to conquer cosmos. Gazing at the stars while lying in one’s backyard to decipher the secrets of the universe has been a continuous search. The super powers are vying for control of airspace. The photographs taken from voyager in 1989 and the Hubble Telescope has strengthen mans resolution. The next 10 years will see important findings. These experiments are the collaborative efforts of many nations. These astronomical relations were not even imagined 10 years ago. “Shed confrontation, encourage co-operation” seems to be the new slogan of the super powers which is a welcome sign. Indian science also is progressive. Our scientists have launched certain satellites like Aryabhatta. Aryabhatta was one of the early scientists who lived in Patna. He propounded the theory that stars do not move and they appear to move because of the revolution of the earth. This theory was tenable till 17th century. Scientists have been unable to find a solution to the format of the cosmos, galaxies and the invisible forces. Science has been unable to find out the cohering force of the universe. If the astronomers have cared to look into the Bible they would have got their answers. But they neglected Bible. Jawaharlal Nehru wrote to his daughter Indira Gandhi that Bible came to North India a century immediately after the death of Christ. This was 12th April 1932, which shows that Christianity entered in India in AD 133. However Indians believed Aryabhatta but not the Bible, which is an insult to us today. The letter to Jude in the 13th verse mentions “wandering stars” which should make today’s astronomical community bend its head in shame. Edmund Hailey was the first astronomer in the world who traced the movement of stars. He concentrated on one single star. This star comes very close to earth once every 75 years and goes back and the scientific community ever since named this as Hailey’s comet. He was the first man to predict the movement of stars. The world did not believe Bible. Who can deny Lord Jesus? The time before him has come to be known as B.C. and the time after him has come to be known as A.D # Matt 2:2, 9,10 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Bible continues to be insulted; astronomy continues to deny the movement of stars predicted in the Bible. “Austin the guest of cosmos” Eenadu, Friday, April 27th, 1990: Go near the outskirts or to a sea shore at 5 am in the morning, you will observe a constellation of 5 stars in the north east of the sky you will notice a galaxy. The future generations may not see it. Scientists are trying to decode this mystery. This comet is called Austin. This came from some other milky way, attracted by the Sun’s power. This would leave the solar orbit on or after 25th May and would again continue its journey. This does not come like Hailey. This was discovered on December the 6th by Austin an astronomer from New Zealand and hence the name. The erring stars
attracted man since long. The comets orbit round the sun and their orbit differ from the orbits of the planets. The movement takes 40,000 years while Hailey takes 75 years to complete it orbit, the comet Yenkil takes 3.3years. Austin belongs to the class of comets, which have a wide orbit. It may not re-enter Solar orbit. We may not see it after 25th. Dear readers, astronomy, which once told us that the stars do not move, agrees today that they do move, we were duped. Among people who duped us were Darwin and Aryabhatta. Let us look at the Bible. # 1 Cor 15:40-41 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. The Bible predicted what is being discovered today by sophisticated instruments like super computers and the Hubble Telescope 1930 years ago. Let us deal with the predictions of Bible with regard to 5 important issues. 1.Shape of things in the sky. 2.The powers of shape of things in the sky. 3.The power of Sun. 4.The power of Moon. 5.The power of each star. 1. Shape of Things in the Sky: - ‘Brown dwarfs, cause of sensation among astronomers’ Though science has vastly developed there are certain mysteries still revealed. Chief among them is matter. We are able to find 1/10th of the actual matter. What happened to the rest? is the matter of controversy. One school of thought thinks that the rest of the matter is in the form of particles. However some others believe that the rest of the matter is in the form of invisible stars or in the form of Brown dwarfs. William J. Forest of the Rochester University declared that he identified certain of the brown dwarfs. Some praised while some wondered. People who doubt Forest think that further research is needed to confirm the existence of brown dwarfs. If identified as brown dwarfs this discovery would be significant and are they not shapes of things in the sky? 2. The powers of shapes of things in the sky: - “BROWN DWARFS ARE NOT STARS” Brown dwarfs are neither stars nor planets. They are the failed stars. The clouds in the sky disperse, contract under pressure and because they do not have matter become stars. They cannot produce Hydrogen because of lack of heat, hence no brightness and the little brightness and heat is because of the compression. The matter in these brown dwarfs makes them larger than Jupiter. It could be 80 times larger than Jupiter. Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar family and is surprising that brown dwarfs, which are bigger than Jupiter, are not considered as planets. The formation of brown dwarfs and planets is
different. Planets emit a little heat and brightness. And it is very limited in radius. Scientists could not discover any planets other than the planets round the Sun. # Gen 1:14-18 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. Forest and his team announced that they discovered few brown dwarfs and they are a total of 20. Out of them 9 were in red color and they prove themselves that they are neither red giants nor brown dwarfs. Red dwarfs have little matter. Red giants are bright stars. Brown dwarfs are small and are difficult to be located. They could be nearer the stars or separate objects. Dr. Forest says there could be as many as 10 lakhs in the Taurus Galaxy. 3. Power of Sun: - It is a burning sphere. It is at a distance of 14 crore 90 lakh kilometers with 70% Hydrogen, 27% Helium. Hydrogen becoming Helium is exothermic. This is on top at a temperature of 6000 o centigrade and in terms of kilowatts 70 to 80,000. A very little energy reaches the earth. The Solar energy will be more powerful than all the energies put together by 20,000 times. It takes only 8 minutes and 18 seconds for the sun’s rays to touch the earth. Some scientists say that sun is loosing his sheem. Some say it would burn itself while other deny. It all started last year. 3 French people feel that 300 years ago the sun was larger and is slowly diminishing. The same statement was made by John Eddie 10 years earlier. Scientists believe that for every century one point of total percentage of sun gets reduced and many people try to disprove Eddie’s theory. Why does the sun shrink? The upper layers of sun are expanding and contracting for centuries and in 17th century the speed of the revolution of the sun were less and the sunspots were less. Their views are supported by the records of Jean Pickard, who preserved them since 1666. 4. Power of the Moon: - It was dark where surveyor- I landed on the Moon. It was ready to face the frozen temperature of long night on the moon. During daytime the heat on moon is 250 o Fahrenheit 52 hours after Surveyor landed on the moon the temperature on the solar panel dropped to 293 degrees. It landed 7 miles of the point of landing. It is a fortnight of darkness and cold on moon. Galileo in 1610 described the surface of moon. According to him moon’s surface is made of light colored hillocks and vast stretches of plateaus and the plateaus were called as “Maria” by him and in Latin Maria resembles the sea. “Maria O Maria”: - There were different theories how plateaus formed on moon before the mission Apollo. The important theory is that of Thomas Gold of Cornell University. He predicted that Maria’s have steady electrical qualities and if Apollo lands on sea of tranquility it would be drowned. However Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, the first 2 astronauts to land on moon walked on the moon and declared that they were like the plains of Washington and Oregon. They described that the basalt rocks were a result of
the cooled molten lava from the volcanoes on moon. Volcanoes have been exploding on the moon since 390 crore years and the lava became solidified according to scientists. 5. The power of each star: - The information sent by the Hubble Telescope and the photographs done by it of supernova of 1987 are important. Hubble cost a fortune. Supernova is a burnt out star and it has a circle of darkness. On 17th August Hubble discovered a galaxy, which is at a distance of 7 crore light years called SGC 7457. This galaxy might have 30,000 suns. Pulsars: - Scientists discovered pulsars in the supernova, which has higher density and mass than the sun. Since it revolves round itself this is called “pulsar” and it could be seen from southern hemisphere. Dr Carl Penny Facor of the Berkeley University feels that we can learn many things about the birth of chemicals and elements from the study of pulsar. The first time a pulsar was observed. Pulsars are also spherical astronomical objects. They emit light or pulses which becomes light and hence their brightness. Quasars: - Scientists felt that quasars are born when two galaxies un ite which has been proved true. They are the brightest objects in the firmament and it takes crores of years for the brightness to reach the earth. However the photo taken revealed that quasars are not mere galaxies and certain quasars are thousands of times brighter than galaxies. Dr Michael Irwin of the Cambridge Astronomy Institute claimed to have discovered heavy substances that can engulf stars and these are called quasars and in a year it can engulf 1 crore stars. These quasars behave like black holes. They have seen that they have been formed from the debris of galaxies. Neutron on Star: - When the stars explode they leave out this neutron star, which always revolves. Dark star: - There are many dark stars, which are invisible because of clouds. We can know of their existence through satellites. Recently, Irus a satellite sent such an information scientists still do not understand its genesis, place and other details. There are 2 schools of thought. One school believes that it could be any where from 33,000 to 1,0055,000 light years. Why they are so far we do not know. The dark star could have separated from Population –I and traveled a lot of distance. Crab Star: - The star crab Nebula is revolving like a top. British scientist now found out that the speed is increasing because they have been observing since 8 years. They realize that at the end of August the speed increased in a matter of 20 minutes. Such a sudden development is called a “glib” in the astronomical parlance. Crab is away from us and it takes 3000 years for the brightness to come to us and crab is a part of an exploded star and reappeared in 1969. Crab star is smaller in diameter than sun. If the suns radius is 10 lakh kilometers the radius of crab is 30kms. What is very light on earth like sugar crystal weighs 10 crore times on this body. Scientists of Baltimore, space telescope science institute of America announced the discovery of another galaxy which is farthest from earth i.e., 1500 crore light years.
Scientists feel that discoveries such as these are a step ahead. A light year is the time taken for light to travel one year and according to their estimate this great wall is 50 crore light years in length, 20 crore light years width and has a thickness of 1.5 crore light years. If we know that earth in the solar family, the galaxy and the milky way is only 1 lakh light years in width we can understand the magnitude of the great wall. Dear readers, as you read the foregoing you must have understood by now the success achieved by man over the years spending billions of rupees. However God declared in the Bible “astronomical objects have shapes, the power of earth is different, the power of moon, sun and stars is different. Power differentiates a star and another!” They have not heeded and wasted the money. The things mentioned in this book are scientific. I want to share the wisdom of Bible to challenge these explorations. The Bible is inscrutable to man’s intellect. 1000 years B.C. a certain incident occurred when man did not know science. # Ps 19:1-3 For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. # Isa 40:26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. # Job 38:31-33 "Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion? Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up [God's] dominion over the earth? # Job 9:9-10 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. # Amos 5:8 (he who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns blackness into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land- the LORD is his name. # Isa 40:26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. What is man in front of God? One who knows God’s word does not need the words of these ignorami. Does man believe the existence of countless stars and galaxies? # Ps 8:3-4; 147:4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
# Gen 15:5 He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." While day sings the praise of the Lord and night does so, man does not. He lives by cheating. Everything in the creation has been made for man and it is man who neither is useful to himself, to God and to the fellow beings. While we should teach, we are being taught? If the stars themselves teach us wisdom are we not useless and subjecting ourselves to unending flames? JAYASHALI