Water in the Far Reaches of the Universe

Way, way out yonder, water was detected in a pair of galaxies known as SPT0311-58. The radiation from them was detected through the help of a massive object between them and us, which caused some gravitational lensing.

Uncle Albert Einstein discussed how space is warped by gravity in a way similar to a bowling ball resting on a trampoline. Light from out there gets bent and distorted before it gets here, and that lensing effect made it possible to detect SPT0311-58 at the edge of the known universe.

Discovery of water in a very distant galaxy by the South Polar Telescope raises questions. It also causes problems for the Big Bang.
South Polar Telescope, National Science Foundation / Dr. Daniel Michalik
Water has never before been detected so far away, but that should not be all that surprising because it is not in liquid form (that has only been found on Earth), and water in other forms is rather common out there. It's probably frustrating to secular scientists because this indicates problems for continually-Frankensteined Big Bang cosmogony. It also brings Genesis 1:6-8 to mind, which mentions the waters above the expanse. Also, water was probably the material from which the universe was formed. Questions are also raised about the heavier elements supposedly formed by stars, an established dogma that is receiving doubt among secularists.
On November 3, 2021, a team of astronomers announced the detection of water (H2O) in SPT0311-58, which is an estimated 12.88 billion light-years from earth. This is the greatest distance that water has been detected. Within the standard cosmology, light from this distance was emitted less than a billion years after the big bang. Hence, we presumably see SPT0311-58 as it was less than a billion years after the beginning of the universe. Therefore, astronomers who are committed to naturalistic origins are very interested in such things.

To read the rest, be ready for some astronomy lingo and head on over to "Water Found Near the Edge of the (Observable) Universe." Somebody page Dr. Frankenstein, he has to sew another patch on the Big Bang.

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