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Faith Facts - Age of Universe

 
Early estimates of the thickness of dust on the moon’s surface, based on known rates of accumulation and popular beliefs of the universe’s age, were the reason the Apollo space craft was given wide “feet” and a shortened ladder. NASA was afraid Apollo would sink in several feet worth of dust. Instead, the dust was only inches deep, giving evidence for a young universe.  
Galaxies should not have spinning arms of stars left on them if the universe is billions of years old. Also, an explosion of a star in a supernova is observed about every 30 years. Yet there are only about 300 remnants of supernovas (dead stars) found in the observable universe.  
There is no evidence that stars take billions of years to cool off. Ancient astronomers, from the time of Egyptian hieroglyphs (2000 B.C.) to about 150 A.D. describe Sirius as a red star. Today it is a white star-binary. Thus far, the notion that stars are still forming has not been confirmed by observation. The stars we do see are burning up their fuel far too quickly to be billions of years old. This is further evidence against a universe that is billions of years old.  
Comets are constantly losing material. This material that trails off comets is what gives them the appearance of having tails. Most astronomers agree that a comet cannot exist for more than 10,000 years. Why are there still comets? So far, no one has observed a comet in formation.