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  • NIV Quest Study Bible: Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

    09/20/2019 12:22:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 16, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    No one knows the mind of God, except for God himself. He is infinite; we are finite. We are not entirely clueless about his character, however, because God speaks to us through his Word. According to the Bible, one reason bad things happen is because the whole world is under the control of the evil one (1 John 5:19). That’s why Jesus taught us to ask God to deliver us from the evil one when we pray (Matthew 6:13). Even in the Garden of Eden — in paradise, before Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit — Satan was...
  • Rejoice, the Earth Is Becoming Greener

    07/25/2019 10:18:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Amid all the talk of an imminent planetary catastrophe caused by emissions of carbon dioxide, another fact is often ignored: global greening is happening faster than climate change. The amount of vegetation growing on the earth has been increasing every year for at least 30 years. The evidence comes from the growth rate of plants and from satellite data.CO2 Is Plant Food In 2016, a paper was published by 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries that analyzed satellite data and concluded that there had been a roughly 14 percent increase in green vegetation over 30 years. The...
  • Five Global Evidences for a Young Earth

    07/03/2019 11:09:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 38 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-28-19 | Jake Hebert, PhD
    Five Global Evidences for a Young Earth BY JAKE HEBERT, PH.D. * | FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 The evolutionary story requires millions and billions of years, and most people assume that scientific dating has conclusively proved such ages. However, most dating methods yield age estimates that are much too young for the evolutionary story, even given uniformitarian assumptions.1 These include estimates that look at the earth as a whole. Such estimates should be more reliable because rates averaged over the entire earth should be less subject to local uncertainties. In this article, we examine five global processes that strongly indicate...
  • How Mercury and Venus can guide our hunt for alien life on exoplanets

    06/22/2019 9:29:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    New Scientist ^ | June 19, 2019 | Leah Crane
    Earth's nearest neighbours have turned into uninhabitable hellholes. Understanding their transformation will teach us which rocky exoplanets might be fit for life CLOSE to the sun lie a pair of sizzling coals. You could be forgiven for thinking these strange worlds were two circles of hell: Mercury, a black and blasted plain, and Venus, a sweltering world beset by rain of pure acid. But for all the terror of their outward appearance, their insides are remarkably familiar. Along with Earth and Mars, they form the solar system’s only rocky planets, a stark contrast to the bloated gas giants that make...
  • Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star

    06/18/2019 3:30:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 18, 2019 | Nadia Drake
    A tiny, old star just 12 light-years away might host two temperate, rocky planets, astronomers announced today. If they’re confirmed, both of the newly spotted worlds are nearly identical to Earth in mass, and both planets are in orbits that could allow liquid water to trickle and puddle on their surfaces. Scientists estimate that the stellar host, known as Teegarden’s star, is at least eight billion years old, or nearly twice the sun’s age. That means any planets orbiting it are presumably as ancient, so life as we know it has had more than enough time to evolve. And for...
  • The sun follows the rhythm of the planets

    06/05/2019 4:54:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 95 replies
    SpaceDaily.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | "Staff writers"
    One of the big questions in solar physics is why the Sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years. Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), an independent German research institute, now present new findings, indicating that the tidal forces of Venus, Earth and Jupiter influence the solar magnetic field, thus governing the solar cycle.
  • NASA Declares Carbon Dioxide Is Greening The Earth

    05/02/2019 6:38:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    Infowars ^ | 04/26/19 | Mike Adams
    In direct contradiction to the scare stories about carbon dioxide being relentlessly pushed by the climate change alarmists, a scientific study published in Nature Climate Change and highlighted by NASA reveals that rising carbon dioxide levels are having a tremendously positive impact on the re-greening of planet Earth over the last three decades, with some regions experiencing over a 50% increase in plant life.The study, entitled, “Greening of the Earth and its drivers,” used satellite data to track and map the expansion of green plant growth across the globe from 1982 – 2015. Published in 2016, this study found that rising atmospheric carbon...
  • The moon may be made from a magma ocean that once covered Earth

    05/01/2019 11:20:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 4/30/19 | Erin Winick
    There are a number of theories about where the moon came from. Our best guess is that it was formed when the Earth was hit by a large object known as Theia. The impact threw up huge amounts of debris into orbit, which eventually coalesced to form the moon. There’s a problem with this theory. The mathematical models show that most of the material that makes up the moon should come from Theia. But samples from the Apollo missions show that most of the material on the moon came from Earth. A paper out earlier this week in Nature Geoscience...
  • Asteroids delivered half of Earth's water, new sample suggests

    05/01/2019 10:48:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Astronomy ^ | 5/1/19 | Korey Haynes
    Asteroids delivered half of Earth's water, new sample suggests New analysis of grains from asteroid Itokawa, returned by Hayabusa in 2010, suggest our planet may have gotten a significant portion of its liquid from such bodies. By Korey Haynes  |  Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 RELATED TOPICS: ASTEORIDS | ROBOTIC MISSIONS The Japanese Space Agency, JAXA, reached asteroid Itokawa in 2005 and returned a sample to Earth in 2010. JAXA In 2010, a Japanese mission called Hayabusa returned to Earth from a seven-year space journey. It brought back not only images and data from its adventure, but also actual samples,...
  • God of Chaos Asteroid Apophis is Headed for Earth—and NASA is Excited

    04/30/2019 11:31:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4/30/19 at 6:29 AM EDT | By Aristos Georgiou On
    On April 13, 2029, a 1,110-foot-wide asteroid known as 99942 Apophis will speed past our planet at an estimated distance of around 19,000 miles, potentially coming closer to the surface than some orbiting spacecraft. Despite being a decade away, this future close encounter is causing quite a stir within the asteroid research community. So much so that it is the focus of a session Tuesday at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland, during which scientists will discuss everything from potential observation strategies to hypothetical missions that could explore the object itself. On the day of the close...
  • How the Universe is Way Bigger Than You Think

    03/30/2019 1:47:42 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    youtube | Apr 28, 2017 | RealLifeLore
    The Universe is so enormous we can't really comprehend it all. I try my best to visualize it in this video. This video had without a doubt the most complicated math I've ever done in a video before. If I made errors or miscalculations please let me know in the comments or message me! I want to know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy7NzjCmUf0&feature=youtu.be
  • Asteroids have been crushing Earth for nearly 300 million years and no one knows why

    01/18/2019 10:41:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    Asteroids have been hitting the Earth for nearly 1 billion years, but the atmosphere has largely shielded the planet from some catastrophic events. However, some space rocks make their way through — including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. But a new study notes that, over the past 290 million years, asteroids have been impacting the Earth at triple the rate they were previously and scientists aren't sure why. After looking at 1 billion years' worth of asteroid impacts on both the Earth and Moon, researchers found that dinosaurs' fate was perhaps an inevitability.
  • Earth Is Drifting Away From The Sun, And So Are All The Planets

    01/04/2019 12:07:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 125 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/3/19 | Ethan Siegel
    On January 3rd, 2019, Earth reached the point in its orbit where it's at its closest approach to the Sun: perihelion. Every object orbiting a single mass (like our Sun) makes an ellipse, containing a point of closest approach that's unique to that particular orbit, known as periapsis. For the past 4.5 billion years, Earth has orbited the Sun in an ellipse, just like all the other planets orbiting their stars in all the other mature solar systems throughout the galaxy and Universe. But there's something you may not expect or appreciate that nevertheless occurs: Earth's orbital path doesn't remain...
  • Humanity Will Slam a Spacecraft into an Asteroid in a Few Years to Help Save Us All

    01/04/2019 9:54:44 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 22 replies
    Space.com ^ | January 2, 2019 | Meghan Bartels
    DART's target Didymos was chosen based on very different criteria. It's a binary asteroid, which means DART can slam into the smaller object of the pair. But scientists can gather robust data about the bodies and their locations from Earth, which will help them track where to target the car-size spacecraft as well as how much the collision knocked the object off course.
  • New equipment set to be installed near Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide

    12/11/2018 11:41:46 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/6/2018 | Briseida Holguin
    UNION GAP, WA - During a press conference on Thursday the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management (YVOEM) gave an update on the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide. They also mentioned new work that is set to begin next week near the landslide. YVOEM says the movement of the landslide has been decreasing since April. "The most recent surveys indicate that the fastest moving point is about .85 feet per week and the slowest moving point is .20 feet per week," said Horace Ward, Senior Emergency Planner at YVOEM. Ward says next week new equipment is set to be installed, "There is...
  • Huge magnetic tail discovered behind Mars

    10/22/2017 10:43:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Discovered by the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft, the unusual phenomenon is thought to have been caused by the effects of the solar winds and could help to shine more light on how the Martian atmosphere escaped in to space. "We found that Mars' magnetic tail, or magnetotail, is unique in the Solar System," said NASA scientist Gina DiBraccio. "It's not like the magnetotail found at Venus, a planet with no magnetic field of its own, nor is it like Earth's, which is surrounded by its own internally generated magnetic field." "Instead, it is a hybrid between...
  • Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets

    11/10/2018 10:32:24 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 11/9/18 | Evan Gough
    Posted on November 9, 2018November 9, 2018 by Evan Gough Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets We have comets and asteroids to thank for Earth’s water, according to the most widely-held theory among scientists. But it’s not that cut-and-dried. It’s still a bit of a mystery, and a new study suggests that not all of Earth’s water was delivered to our planet that way.Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and it’s at the center of the question surrounding Earth’s water. This new study was co-led by Peter Buseck, Regents’ Professor in the School of...
  • Further study in Isaiah, Chapter 40:21-26: The awesomeness of Creation!

    11/06/2018 11:00:56 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    In further study of the Book of Isaiah today, reading in Chapter 40:21-26 (NIV), The Lord proclaims, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown,...
  • SpaceX's 'Starman' and Its Tesla Roadster Are Now Beyond Mars

    11/05/2018 3:35:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Space.com ^ | November 3, 2018 08:00am ET | Mike Wall,
    SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk is a big "Hitchhiker's Guide" fan, as Starman's Roadster shows. The car's entertainment display was programmed to read "Don't Panic!" — the phrase that adorns the cover of the eponymous electronic guidebook in Adams' beloved series. Musk has said that he launched the Roadster and Starman because the duo is a lot more fun than the typical inert-mass dummy payload... Launching a satellite or other valuable spacecraft wasn't an option, given the risks inherent in maiden flights. The Roadster and Starman will come within a few hundred thousand kilometers of our planet in 2091,...
  • Moore’s Law: Life is Older than Earth Itself — “A Process that Began Billions of Years Before...

    09/25/2018 12:02:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 56 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 9/24/18
    Moore’s Law: Life is Older than Earth Itself — “A Process that Began Billions of Years Before the Formation of Our Solar System” Posted on Sep 24, 2018  As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law which states that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. The regression suggests that if life takes 10 billion years to evolve to the level of complexity associated with homo sapiens, then we may be among the first, if not the first, intelligent civilization in the Milky Way, negating Drakes Equation.Our Solar...