Thursday, April 17, 2008

Baby Stars

Discovery News published an article just a few days ago that caught my attention. In case you don't want to read the article, here's a quick summary: A recent ultra-violet image of M83 (a well-studied, nearby galaxy) has scientists in a quandary. Newborn stars, if current theories are correct, are the result of intense compression of complex gases at the center of the galaxy, which spontaneously explode to form new stars. But the latest data reveals that M83 is teeming with baby stars out in the remotest parts of the galaxy, far, far from the place where they should be.

In truth, those stars are exactly where they should be. Each little star was placed precisely where it is by the hand of God himself. Isn't it amazing to think that the same God who is in charge of all the millions of stars, millions of light years from here, not only knows every detail of our lives but cares?

Psalm 8:3-4
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?


S & C & C's Gram said...

Thanks for this post. It helps to be reminded that my little "stars" are exactly where they should be; placed by the hand of Singapore!

That is an amazing thing, isn't it? =D

kirsten said...

that's amazing, becca! thanks for sharing that.

the handiwork of God is endlessly amazing!!