The Beauty of Star Failure

Planetary nebula’s are an interesting class of objects. Usually they are small (compared to common deep sky objects) and almost look like stars in a small telescope. But, you cannot quite get them focused. That is the hint that it is not a pinpoint of light. The little object in the observing sheet below is one of those. NGC 2392 is a star that failed. We will talk about it after the sketch…


Observers see stars fail quite often. Most show up as super nova. Others show up as little planetary nebula like this little blue green gem. You can see more detail by searching for images of it from much larger scopes than my little 8 inch. In a larger context, however, its part of a large body of evidence that shows the universe winding down. The Bible reference from Romans that is on the observing sheet speaks to the “winding down” process (as do others). Of course, the evolutionary view says it is winding up. Sorry. It’s not. Star birth is not observed; it is only conjectured. Star death, on the other hand, is pretty common. It is true that you can even find a star and get it named for you. Sorry NASA. They were already created, placed, and given names so that not one of them is missing from God’s sight.

If these statements are bothersome, you must realize that the vastly popular view of evolution has a slight disagreement with God’s first-hand account of why the heavens and the earth are the way they are. Check the subject out by using the search engine at Or, download the creation study (it’s free) that is available on the Files Gallery at

If all that is too much right now, then just enjoy the sketch. If you lived near me or were with my wife and me in the Philippines, you could observe with us. We teach others the discipline of observing and recording that observation.

Have a wonderful day. It is an excellent day to give thanks to the One who made it all.



About Roland

We avidly enjoy teaching about and observing God's creation. We are active in Christian mission work that often takes us to the Philippines and Asia. the observation of God's creation in terms. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: [or use]. This site includes inspirational blogs, free downloadable courses, and a history of the charity organization. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously extended his love to us. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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