Perseus Cloud

A popular theory about the formation of stars is that most stars are formed in pairs or triplets. An article in Science Alert 9 December 2021 asks: “If most stars are born with a partner, where’s ours?”

To answer this question the article refers to a study by two astronomers from UC Berkeley and the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory who studied the stars in a region called the Perseus Molecular Cloud, which includes single stars and binaries. UC Berkeley astronomer Steven Stahler explained: “We ran a series of statistical models to see if we could account for the relative populations of young single stars and binaries of all separations in the Perseus molecular cloud, and the only model that could reproduce the data was one in which all stars form initially as wide binaries.” The researchers also concluded, “These binaries either break up into separate stars or else shrink into tighter orbits.”

These results would fit with a theory the sun once had a binary partner named Nemesis, possibly a dim brown dwarf, that swings by the Solar System occasionally and disturbs space rocks, and maybe even sends one crashing to earth, wreaking havoc and causing extinctions, such as the demise of the dinosaurs. Steven Stahler commented: “We are saying, yes, there probably was a Nemesis, a long time ago.”

References and Link: Science Alert 9 December 2021, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 3 May 2017, doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx1061

Editorial Comment: Their only nemesis is they refuse the eyewitness account of the God who was there in the beginning. Therefore, they ignore the fact that the presence of a lot of binary and triplet stars in the universe proves absolutely nothing about our sun, unless you believe the sun is a product of the same chance random processes believed to have evolved all the other stars.

If astronomers want to know about the origin of the sun and all the stars they should consult the Word of the Creator who was there at the time. Genesis tells us the sun was specifically made to give light on the earth. The stars, including the planets, were made separately for the purpose of providing signs, times and seasons for the people He would create two days later. God saw that the lights in the sky were good. (Genesis 1:14-18) When God finished creating the universe He declared everything that He had made to be very good. (Genesis 1:31) Therefore, there was no Nemesis wreaking havoc on the earth when God made the sun, or causing extinctions before any people came on the earth.

Any havoc that has happened on earth since the creation of the earth and sun is the result of human sin and God’s judgement. Along with that judgement God also brought salvation, by coming to earth as the man Jesus, who paid the penalty for sin and rose from the dead to bring new life. God used a star to herald the birth of the Saviour, so that those who were far away from the birthplace, but could recognise the sign in the sky, could respond in faith and come to worship the Creator and Saviour.

Creation Research News 15 December 2021

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