By Jimmy DeYoung
According to a research report given at a major astronomy meeting, scientists now say our galaxy is much larger than once thought and the results suggest that the Milky Way is as large as the largest galaxy in our local group. Astronomers were able to calculate the total amount of dark matter in the Milky Way which makes up the majority of the galaxy's mass which is about 50 percent more mass than earlier predicted.
The greater mass means that future collisions with nearby galaxies could happen sooner than thought, according to researchers, but these researchers say a possible collision is still billions of years in the future.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The latest scientific research reveals information that once again is evidence of how science may one day catch up to the truth that is found in God's word, the Bible.
The latest scientific information about the earth's galaxy, the Milky Way, is that it is possibly 50 percent larger that previously thought. The astronomers that made the report recently stated that this could increase the chances of a collision in space, a collision that the scientific world believes is at least a billion years from now - don't be too worried about the collision. Once again, it is clear that astronomy is an evolving science - they do not have all the facts straight quite yet.
God's word is much closer to the truth of the origins of the universe than science has ever been, even though we take the Biblical account of Creation by faith. God's word uses 5 words to speak about the creation of the stars which is found in Genesis 1:16 where it says, "He made the stars also." God's word said it, and that settles it for me.
Prophetically, this is key because II Peter 3 says that in the last days men will deny the Lord's Second Coming as they also deny that God created the heavens, the Earth, and all that is in them - and He controls all of His Creation. God's word is absolute scientifically and prophetically. Jesus Christ is coming - Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.