What is redshift and why is it important?

What is redshift and why is it important?

You have probably heard the term “Red Shift” but what is it? The light that we can see, (visible light), is on a wavelength. Red light is on the longer end of the wavelength and blue and violet colors are on the shorter side. The light reaching Earth from faraway stars can change color depending on whether the star is coming towards us or moving away from us. When the light is shifted towards the blue side of the spectrum the star is coming towards us. When the light is shifted to the red side the star is moving away from us. The light from stars that we can see in galaxies other than our own are almost all redshifted. That means that those stars and galaxies are moving away from us. This confirms what it says in the Bible. In the Bible, it tells us eleven different times that God is stretching out the heavens. “The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent.” Psalm 104:2 God made the entire universe and everything in it, including us, in six literal days, we can believe it.

-Jaxon

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