M92 is one of about 160 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy and is estimated to contain about 330,000 stars.
The philosophical stakes were just too enormous. Materialism could not accept so massive a confirmation of Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning…”
Perhaps the publisher, Cambridge University Press, thought the title might help sales with a younger, hipper generation.
Cosmologists have come a long way since Edwin Hubble published that ratty looking plot of galaxy recession velocities versus distance.
In 1927, Belgian astronomer Georges Lemaître theorized that the universe began with a single explosion from a densely compacted state.