Charles Messier: The Catalog of Space | DAvid Rives

Picking up an astronomy magazine, one might find a photo of the gorgeous Messier 42 or come across the spectacular Messier 13. Search the web for galaxies, and you might see Messier 101, or come across Messier 51. But what is this Messier, and what does it mean? Charles Messier was a Frenchman who lived … Read More

What is a Black Hole? | David Rives

How do you detect something out in space that’s invisible? Well, you observe how the objects near it behave. This gives you clues about the nature of the invisible body. And that’s exactly how scientists have discovered and described black holes. Black holes are not visible through standard technology or telescopes, even though they’ve been … Read More

What is a Quasar? | David Rives

In the 1950s astronomers were using radio telescopes to learn more about the heavens and they discovered something very strange. These objects, which they named “quasi-stellar objects” (Quasars for short), were small but extremely bright despite being very, very, very far away. What were they? Well, future research revealed Quasars are feeding black holes or … Read More

Venus – Our Next Door Neighbor | David Rives

During certain times of the year, star-gazers are treated to the sight of the second planet in our solar system, Venus, which appears as a bright white orb. This planet, which is similar in size and structure to Earth, was named for the Roman goddess of love. Venus has a thick atmosphere that traps in … Read More

Spiral Galaxies and a Young Universe | David Rives

The Bible tells us that “the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Astronomy is one of my passions. I love looking through telescopes and seeing the incredible and beautiful things God has made and placed throughout the universe for His glory. Researchers estimate there are at least 170 billion … Read More

Astronomy & the Big Bang – with David Rives and James Worrell on TBN

Tune in to TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) THIS Friday, September 9th @ 5:30pm CDT (3:30pm Pacific) to see this week’s episode of “Creation in the 21st Century.” Join David Rives (host) as he welcomes James Worrell to the program titled: “Astronomy & The Big Bang”. David Rives discusses with James the astrophotography that can be … Read More

Bible Knows Best – Stretching The Heavens | David Rives

Isaiah 40:22 says that God “stretches out the heavens” but until the early 1900’s, that concept was pretty difficult to grasp. We just didn’t know enough about cosmology. A lot changed in 1912, when an astronomer by the name of Vesto Slipher, using the Lowell Observatory telescopes in Flagstaff, was able to measure an apparent … Read More