Seeing Stars

Hazy Early Earth Affirms the Bible's Account of Creation

When I first arrived in Pasadena for postdoctoral research at Caltech, the haze from Los Angeles smog was so thick that it was several weeks before I realized that a range of 5,000-10,000-foot-high mountains lay just three miles to the north. Now, thanks to air pollution abatement, I see those mountains clearly every day, and I even see a few hundred stars at night.

A research study published recently in The Astrophysical Journal affirms that a thick haze was at least partly responsible for the pervasive translucent skies that shrouded Earth during the first part of its history.1 Researchers have demonstrated through a series of experiments how Earth's atmospheric haze lessened greatly as its atmospheric oxygen...


is an astrophysicist and the founder and president of the science-faith think tank Reasons to Believe (RTB).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #47, Winter 2018 Copyright © 2021 Salvo |


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