Tuesday, January 23, 2007

118)A snapshot of matter that went into the creation of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago.

"Astronomy, the so-called “Science of the Universe” was a field of particular distinction in Islamic civilization-–in sharp contrast to the weakness of Islamic countries in the field of Space research today. In this field, as in others, intellectual leadership is never a static condition, but something which is always shifting and always dynamic."(Aga Khan 4, Convocation, American University of Cairo, June 15th 2006)

Fire from heaven
Dec 19th 2006
From The Economist print edition
Meteorites are made up of evidence about how the solar system was born

"Meteorites fascinate scientists because they are the smashed-up remnants of asteroids—the tiny wannabe planets that orbit between Mars and Jupiter. Because asteroids never got it together to form a larger planet, a lot of what they are made of was formed in the solar system's earliest days. So meteorites are tangible evidence of what was happening when the solar system was born."



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