Unique Stellar Properties/Each Star Different

“There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.” – I Corinthians 15: 40 – 41

stellar-properties Image Source: http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/proj/basic/spectraltypes/

1.  We now know enough about the stars of the universe to understand that just like snowflakes, every single one is unique

  • It is as if they have their own fingerprint if you will…(different colors and brightness)

2.  A star has so many variables in its makeup that each on is different from the next.

  • Variables include the # of atoms; exact chemical composition, size, temperature, and motion.
  • Stars all have color and brightness differences – though some require spectroscopic study to detect their particular identity.

3.  “The best tool we have for studying a star’s light is the star’s spectrum. A spectrum (the plural is “spectra”) of a star is like the star’s fingerprint. Just like each person has unique fingerprints, each star has a unique spectrum.” 1

4.  The Bible is accurate in its astronomy as it relates to stellar properties. Paul wrote the I Corinthians text some 2000 years ago.