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Title: Whisper of Creation


1
Whisper of Creation
  • By Dr. Harold Williams
  • of Montgomery College Planetarium
  • http//montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/planet/

2
Psalm 19 (CEV)
  • 1The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and
    the skies declare what he has done.    2 Each day
    informs the following day each night
    announces to the next.  3 They don't speak a
    word, and there is never the sound of a voice. 4
    Yet their message reaches all the earth, and it
    travels around the world. In the heavens a tent
    is set up for the sun.   

3
5 It rises like a bridegroom and gets ready like
a hero eager to run a race. 6 It travels all the
way across the sky. Nothing hides from its
heat.  7 The Law of the LORD is perfect it gives
us new life. His teachings last forever, and they
give wisdom to ordinary people. 8 The LORD's
instruction is right it makes our hearts
glad. His commands shine brightly, and they give
us light. 9 Worshiping the LORD is sacred he
will always be worshiped. All of his
decisions are correct and fair.  10 They are
worth more than the finest gold and are sweeter
than honey from a honeycomb.  11 By your
teachings, Lord, I am warned by obeying them, I
am greatly rewarded. 
4
12 None of us know our faults.  Forgive me when I
sin without knowing it.  13 Don't let me do
wrong on purpose, Lord, or let sin have
control over my life. Then I will be
innocent, and not guilty of some terrible
fault.   14 Let my words and my thoughts be
pleasing to you, LORD, because you are my mighty
rock and my protector.
5
Measuring the Beginning
  • Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE)
    http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COBE
  • John C. Mather George Smoot Physics Nobel Prize
    2006
  • Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
    http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMAP

6
Famous COBE microwave fluctuation Map
7
DMR data with dipole subtracted
8
WMAP microwave fluctuation map
9
FIRAS COBE spectrum http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P
lanck's_law_of_black_body_radiation
10
COBE WMAP conclusions
  • Universe around 2.73 degrees Kelvin.
  • 13.7 billion 200 million years old
  • TimeSpace curvature of the universe is extremely
    near to flat not hyperbolic or spherical.
  • The Hubble constant is 70 (km/s)/Mpc, 2.4/-3.2
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