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Researchers in the field of astronomy have recently announced what is described to be a 'truly monstrous' structure, consisting of a ring of galaxies around 5 billion light-years across. Dr. Lajos Balazs led the team of astronauts that discovered the ring and commented: "If we are right, this structure contradicts the current models of the universe. It was a huge surprise to find something this big - and we still don't quite understand how it came to exist at all." Reported findings show that the seemingly unprecedented galactic ring, which was revealed by nine Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), is located 7 billion light-years away.

GRBs are thought to be the result of massive stars collapsing into black holes, ostensibly at the end of the stars' lives. Because black holes are typically found inside galaxies, astronomers say the ring of GRBs is evidence of a gigantic galaxy ring. Beacons can be used to precisely gauge the distance to the GRB and the location of the galaxy that hosts it.

These GRBs, and by extension the galaxies they inhabit, are believed to be somehow associated since all nine are located at a similar distance from Earth. The odds of this distribution are said to be a low as 1 in 20,000. This means that they are very likely associated with the same structure; which structure should not even exist according to cosmological models led by the famous 'Big Bang' theory.

This theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. Scientific findings have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did in fact have a beginning. The 'Big Bang' theory is an effort to explain what happened during and after that moment, without the assistance of God.

It's proponents in effect dismiss the possibility that the universe was directly created by God, and dismiss the possibility that the 'Big Bang' could be a scientific description of a process God may have chosen to use in creating the universe.

Dr. Jake Hebert, a physicist with the Institute for Creation Research, advanced some reasons that this new galaxy discovery could be devastating for the cosmological 'Big Bang' model:

"1. It would violate one of the fundamental tenets of the 'Big Bang' model, namely the assumption that matter and energy, on cosmic distance scales, are distributed uniformly in space, but such a uniform, or homogeneous, distribution of matter implies that giant structures, such as this ring of galaxies, should not exist."

2. "Cosmological principle assumptions were built into the 'Big Bang' model at the earliest stages of its development, and are therefore foundational to it. Hence," stated Dr. Hebert, "for secular scientists to abandon any of these assumptions would require a 'complete re-write' rather than just 'a minor tweak' to the 'Big Bang' story.

"Besides these," Dr. Hebert concluded, "the model is riddled with other serious problems and further wondered: "...since the 'Big Bang' contradicts both the Bible's straightforward creation account in Genesis and our scientific observations, why should anyone take it seriously?"

"Perhaps the answer to that lies in the fact that dismissing the 'Big Bang' model would then necessitate embracing wider, more logical analyses. These would naturally include the Biblical accounts - specifically the Creationist view - which also happens to be more consistent with independent scientific findings."

That could be altogether too much for some people who would not want to accept the reality of the Creator God, the fact that we are all His creation and are ultimately accountable to Him.

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:13

JUST A THOUGHT:Could this be the "new heaven and new earth" God mentions in the Bible? John says, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea." Revelations 21:1

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