|Astronomers find massive hole in the universe|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Saturday, 25 August 2007 10:17|
This link was sent to me by my friend Olli-Pekka. I first heard about this on Jack Van Impe Ministries some years ago, and it truly is fascinating. "Big Bang" theory teaches that the universe we live in should be uniform throughout no matter which direction we look in. An explosion at a specific point in space should radiate matter equally in every direction. But astronomers are puzzled at just how un-uniform our universe is, with massive super clusters of galaxies spanning many millions of light years across interspersed by voids of similar sizes. There is not enough gravity in the universe to explain the formation of such structures, and scientists have since tried to come up with various theories to explain them, such as Cold Dark Matter (CDM) - an invisible type of matter which scientists tell us accounts for most of the matter in the universe. But astronomers have discovered a massive hole in the northern part of the universe which spans nearly a billion light years, and doesn't seem to have any detectable CDM near it.
Quote: "The hole is nearly a billion light-years across. It is not a black hole, which is a small sphere of densely packed matter. Rather, this one is mostly devoid of stars, gas and other normal matter, and it's also strangely empty of the mysterious "dark matter" that permeates the cosmos. Other space voids have been found before, but nothing on this scale. Astronomers don't know why the hole is there.
The hole is located near the constellation of Orion, in the north. Jack Van Impe stated in his programme that he believes the Bible indicates that God's heaven is in a northerly direction from planet Earth. Jack mentioned two verses in relation to this discovery...
Jack suggested that this hole may be the entrance to God's heaven. Personally I don't know whether it is or not, but I do believe that one day soon, all those have trusted in Christ for salvation will be taken up through the heavens into the Father's House (John 14). My friend Olli-Pekka reminded me of that Scripture about the last days, which states that the constellations will not give their light. In Hebrew, the word for "constellations" in this verse, "Kesil", can also mean specifically the constellation of Orion.