Friday, December 8, 2006

12)Astronomy today

I thought this was an interesting piece of information from the Globe and Mail, Social Studies section, March 30th 2006:
Twinkle, twinkle,
Six stars are formed in our galaxy every year, according to the latest research. Analysis of data from the European Space Agency's Integral satellite has also revealed that a huge star somewhere in the Milky Way explodes as a supernova every 50 years, reports BBC Focus magazine.
Rather than learn only about the structure of objects in the universe, knowing the rate at which new objects are made and eliminated is also very useful.
This reminds me about the passage from the Memoirs of our 48th Imam where he talks about the creation according to Islam being a continuous, dynamic event rather than a static one. It also reminds me of a farman of our present Imam: ".....Allah may create today or he may create tomorrow...."


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4.
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3