Secrets of the Universe
Strong and Courageous
I watched an interesting show on T.V. last night, titled Secrets of the Universe. In this episode they were talking about being on a quest to discover extraterrestrial life.
This particular episode was focused on increasing our ability to see planetary systems associated with stars. The idea is that most stars are bound to have a “solar system” with planets encircling them. They are in the process of making a radically designed shielding satellite that will be located the exact distance from a space telescope in order to block out the rays of the star. Similar in effect to our moon blocking out the sun in order to make a solar eclipse. This blockage will allow us to see orbiting planets with much more clarity.
It’s pretty amazing to me that our moon is currently located at just the exact distance and is just the right size to perfectly block the sun in order for us to discover what the corona actually looks like. It’s almost as if it was impeccably designed with our discovery in mind. (Or maybe it was just one of the hundreds of freak accidents of nature that once again, we really just got extremely lucky.)
They also talked about what kind of planets they will be looking for in order for the possibility for life to exist. The quest has been to try to find a planet that has liquid water. The idea was/is that if only there was water on a planet, then necessarily there would have to be living things in existence. It seems very naïve to me, to set the bar so low. We know that there are many, many more parameters that are necessary to be in place in order for life to exist.
I will give the T.V. show some credit here, they at least started to raise the number of requirements to three. They are water, proper atmosphere, and a magnetic field. These are all subjects that we have recently covered in this blog, (which is quite delightful for me personally.) But I am disappointed that they limited the number so low still. Scientists have discovered more than 200 such requirements. Added to all of this is the unending enigma of where and how did DNA ever originate, apart from the best explanation being the exquisite design by God almighty.
The Heavens declare the Glory of God. (Psalms 19:1)
I would like to highly recomend that you watch the 2 links in this weeks post. I feel that these are power packed with relevant information in a very brief timeframe.