QUESTIONS  #13



Have Planets Been Discovered Outside the Solar System?


Yes. However, this does not imply that planets evolve or that life exists on such planets. Quite the opposite.


VERY  TRUE:  THE  BIBLE  MAKES  PLAINN  THAT  GOD  MADE  EARTH  FOR  A  VERY  SPECIAL  PURPOSE;  MADE  TO  SUSTAIN  HUMAN  AND  ANIMAL   AND  PLANT,  LIFE.  MANKIND  WAS  AND  IS  UNIQUE;  AGAIN  THE  BIBLE  MAKING  IT  CLEAR  FOR  WHAT  PURPOSE  -  SEE  MY  STUDY  "A  CHRISTIAN'S  DESTINY"  AND  DISCOVER  WHY  YOU  WERE  BORN  -  Keith Hunt


The media and a few astronomers often fail to explain important aspects of these discoveries. From 1963-2000, false claims were made that planets had been found outside the solar system. Few details accompanied each report, so the general impression that planets evolve was reinforced and became textbook orthodoxy. Today, hundreds of planets have been discovered, but a close examination shows that their existence contradicts current evolution theories, and almost all of their orbits create temperatures too extreme for life.1 Besides, many other requirements must be met, and life is too complex to evolve. 


What were these false claims that planets had been discovered? In 1963, Peter van de Kamp announced that Barnard's star wobbled, as if a planet orbited the star. Ten years later, other astronomers showed that the telescope wobbled, not the star. In 1984, major radio and television networks reported that astronomers at Kitt Peak National Observatory had discovered the first planet outside the solar system. Other astronomers, after months of searching, could not verify the claim. Two years later, the astronomers who made the "discovery" acknowledged that atmospheric turbulence probably fooled them, because even they could not find their "planet." 


In 1991, British astronomers reported that a star, named Scutum, wobbled with a six-month cycle. They claimed, and the excited media announced, discovery of the first planet outside our solar system. Later, these astronomers admitted their error. It was Earth that wobbled slightly, not the star.


On 19 May 1998, NASA announced, amid much fanfare, that the Hubble Space Telescope had made the first direct observation of a planet outside the sola/system. An editorial in Nature criticized NASA's premature announcement. "One does not need to read between the lines to perceive a deep need within NASA for publicity."2 Two years later, the astronomer making the "discovery" retracted her claim.3 What she thought was a planet was a star dimmed by interstellar dust. 


Other false alarms involved astronomers, eager for publicity, who joined with the media hungry for an audience. Misinformation resulted. Unfortunately, the media rarely retracts reports that are later disproven, and textbooks, which change very slowly, have yet to catch up.


Several stars are surrounded by disks of gas and dust, which a few astronomers thought might be merging to form planets. Some of these astronomers also believe that finding such disks confirms the theory that planets evolve from gas and dust orbiting a star. Now it is known that on rare occasions the outer envelope of a sunlike star can be ejected into a disk-shaped cloud within a few years.4


Since 1995, an indirect technique that measures a star's wobble, has identified several hundred possible planets outside our solar system. The light from a few of these wobbling stars also dims periodically, as if a planet is passing between the star and Earth, blocking some of the star's light. Someday, telescopes may allow us to actually see planets outside our solar system.


How do these extrasolar planets contradict evolution theories? One planet has been found in a tight cluster of tens of thousands of stars that would disrupt the evolution of any planet. That cluster is also devoid of the heavy chemical elements thought necessary to evolve a planet.5 


At least 30 planets have two suns; one sun of each pair would tend to disrupt any slow evolution of a planet.6 


A Jupiter-size planet has been found with three suns! Its orbit is so close to one star (0.05 AU) that it would have been pulled apart before it could have evolved. Worse yet, two other stars orbit the first star at a distance of 12.3 AU. Their presence would also prevent the planet from evolving.7


Some relatively cool, planet-size bodies not associated with any star are being discovered wandering alone in deep space. Experts admit that, "The formation of young, free-floating planetary-mass objects like these is difficult to explain by our current models of how planets form'.'8


To know if extrasolar planets have been found, we must first know what qualifies as a planet. The common characteristics of the solar system's nine planets are our best guide. Therefore, we might define a planet as a nearly spherical body that is not itself a star, but is in an almost-circular orbit around a star that spins in the same direction as the orbiting body. A planet should be at least as massive as Pluto, which in many ways is our most unusual planet. Pluto provides other limits such as distance from its star (the Sun): 50 AU, eccentricity: 0.25, and angle of inclination: 18 degrees. Most claimed "planets" outside the solar system are not in nearly circular orbits, many are closer to their star than Mercury is to the Sun, few can be shown to orbit in the plane of the star's equator, and none can be shown to orbit in the direction of the star's spin. Few, if any, resemble planets in the solar system.


Two aspects of these new, more valid discoveries have gone largely unnoticed. First, how is the orbital plane of the orbiting body oriented? If the orbital plane is parallel to our line of sight to the star, then the orbiting body is small enough to be a planet and still cause the "wobble" we see. However, if the plane is nearly perpendicular to our line of sight, a much more massive body is needed to cause the observed wobble. Some bodies are probably so massive that they are brown dwarfs—small dim stars, some only 5-8 times larger than Jupiter. Most stars orbit other stars. A brown dwarf can also orbit another star, so brown dwarfs could cause some of the observed wobbles. The dividing line between brown dwarfs and planets is uncertain and involves more than just mass, because their sizes can overlap9—another reason for defining planets.


Second, if the unseen bodies are planets, then some are so near their star that they are losing mass too rapidly to have been planets for very long.10 Furthermore, their rocky cores would have melted before the planets evolution could begin.11 


Others are too far from their star and the dust near the star needed to grow a planet. Also, their slow motion at those great distances would "scoop up" little dust. If planets evolved, friction from the gas and dust around a young star would have circularized each planet's orbit. As stated above, most of the claimed planets have highly elliptical orbits.


Finally, some bodies orbiting stars may be a new class of object—neither planets nor brown dwarfs. Techniques are being developed that will shed more light on these bodies. What is clear is that for the nine planets we know best and for the extrasolar planets, evolutionary explanations are completely inadequate.12

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SO  EVEN  IF  PLANETS  SOMEWHAT  LIKE  EARTH  ARE  EVENTUALLY  FOUND;  BEING  THE  RIGHT  DISTANCE  FROM  A  SUN,  AND  ORBITING  LIKE  OUR  EARTH  DOES  AROUNS  A  SUN….. SO  WHAT??


IT  DOES  NOT  MEAN  LIFE  AS  LIKE  ON E ARTH,  AND  WITH  HUMAN  TYPE  INTELLIGENT  LIFE  WILL  BE  THERE.


EVOLUTIONISTS  WOULD  LOVE  TO  FIND  SOME  KIND  OF  LIFE,  EVEN  MICROSCOPIC,  THE  SIMPLEST  FORM  OF  LIFE;  IT  WOULD  GIVE  THEM  THE  100  PERCENT  CONFIDENCE  TO  SAY  EVOLUTION  IS  HOW  THE  UNIVERSE  AND  HUMAN  LIFE  CAME  INTO  BEING.


BUT  EVEN  THAT  WOULD  BE  SO  FAR  AWAY  FROM  HUMAN  LIFE  IT  WOULD  BE  AS  FAR  AWAY  AS  LIGHT  FROM  DARKNESS.


THE  BIBLE  TELLS  US  GOD  CREATED  THIS  EARTH  AND  HUMAN  LIFE  UPON  IT  FOR  A  VERY  SPECIAL  PURPOSE;  NO  SUCH  HUMAN  LIFE  EXISTS  ANYWHERE  ELSE  IN  THE  ENTIRE  UNIVERSE.


TODAY  -  JULY  21ST  2015  STEPHEN  HAWKINS  AND  A  BILLIONAIRE  GERMAN  GUY  ARE  GOING  TO  COLLABORATE  TO  TRY  AND  FIND  INTELLIGENT  LIFE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE  -  RADIO  WAVES  50  TIMES  GREATER  THAN  EVER,  WILL  BE  SENT  OUT  INTO  THE  TRILLION  OF  MILES  OF  SPACE  TO  TRY  AND  MAKE  CONTACT  WITH  SOME  OTHER  INTELLIGENT  LIFE  FORM….. YES  THE  EVOLUTIONISTS  ARE  DESPERATE  TO  FIND  INTELLIGENT  LIFE  FORMS  SOMEWHERE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE;  TO  THEM  THE  BILLIONS  OF  GALAXIES  WITH  SUNS  AND  MAYBE  OTHER  PLANETS  SIMILAR  TO  OURS,  GIVE  THEM  HOPE  THAT  SUCH  IS  THE  CASE  AND  WITHIN  IT  ALL,  THERE  WILL  BE  OTHER  INTELLIGENT  LIFE.


GOD  SITS  BACK  AND  LAUGHS  AT  THEM.


THEY  WILL  NOT  ACCEPT  THERE  IS  A  GOD;  THEY  ARE  FOOLS!!


GOD'S  WORD  SAYS,  "ONLY  THE  FOOL  HAS  SAID  IN  HIS  HEART  THERE  IS  NO  GOD."


THEY  HAVE  BEEN  TRYING  FOR  AT  LEAST  75  YEARS  TO  SEND  OUT  RADIO  SIGNALS  AND  WHATEVER  TO  CONTACT  SOME  INTELLIGENT  LIFE….. NO  CONTACT  HAS  COME  BACK  TO  US;  NOW  MAYBE  THEY  HOPE  A  50  TIMES  MORE  POWERFUL  "CONTACT  SENDING"  WILL  FINALLY  GET  A  RESPONSE.


IT  WILL  NOT,  NOT  FROM  ANY  TYPE  OF  HUMAN  INTELLIGENT  LIFE  FORM.


WE  ARE  UNIQUE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE!  GOD'S  WORD  SAYS  WE  ARE;  FOR  THE  ETERNAL  GOD  IS  DOING  ON  EARTH  WHAT  HE  IS  NOT  DOING  ANYWHERE  ELSE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE.  AND  YOUR  BIBLE,  IN  THE  LAST  CHAPTERS  OF  THE  BOOK  OF  REVELATION  SAYS,  ONE  DAY  GOD  THE  FATHER  WILL  COME  TO  THIS  EARTH;  TO  DWELL  WITH  HIS  CHILDREN;  THE  NEW  EARTH  WILL  BE  THE  HEADQUARTERS  OF  THE  WHOLE  UNIVERSE.


Keith Hunt