Recent NASA discoveries reveal that observable universe contains 10 times more galaxies than previously thought. Secular scientists once thought that the universe was eternal and unchanging. But new discoveries show that the universe is actually expanding. The idea of an expanding universe would have been foreign to most scientists in the past.
In analyzing the data, a team led by Christopher Conselice of the University of Nottingham, declared in a statement, “We are missing the vast majority of galaxies because they are very faint and far away.” And he added, “The number of galaxies in the universe is a fundamental question in astronomy, and it boggles the mind that over 90 percent of the galaxies in the cosmos have yet to be studied. Who knows what interesting properties we will find when we study these galaxies with the next generation of telescopes?”
The Hubble Space Telescope data showed there are approximately 2 trillion galaxies in the universe. Each of these galaxies have around 100 billion stars, CBN reported.
The “Answers in Genesis,” a ministry dedicated to providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, stated that this is a clear evidence that the Bible is true. The ministry said that Conselice’s astronomical finding confirms this theological belief and they published an article adapted from Taking Back Astronomy, by Dr. Jason Lisle.
The “Answers in Genesis” leaders believe the universe has expanded because God has ‘stretched’ it further according to Isaiah 40:22 which says, the Lord “stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.” The ministry stated that Isaiah 40:22 explains exactly what the researchers have found recently.
NASA Researchers and astronomers are excited about what they found and the possibilities of new findings in future. With the advancement of technology, scientists will be able to move even farther into space study and exploration.