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Facts and Faith 10(2):1-2. CELD ID 6553|
Astronomer William Keel, University of Alabama astronomer and RTB friend, recently participated in another faith-building discovery. He and two colleagues from the University of Chicago tried observing the spiral arms of distant galaxies through the spiral arms of intervening (nearer) galaxies. The team discovered that only 15 to 20 percent of the light from the more distant galaxies comes through.1, 2 Most of it is absorbed by dust in the nearer galaxies' spiral arms. Researchers have thus discovered another significance to our solar system's location between, not in, the spiral arms of the Milky Way. According to Keel, if we were in one of the spiral arms, we may never have seen other galaxies at all.1 We may never have discovered that we reside in a galaxy.