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The Astronomy Book, Lesson 13

Are there other planets in the Solar System?

by Dr. Jonathan Henry on January 1, 2002

These lessons are geared for younger students. Many lessons will, however, include activities for the older student.


The Astronomy Book

The Astronomy Book

by Dr. Jonathan Henry

The second book in the highly successful “Wonders of Creation” series. The Astronomy Book soars through the solar system! The reader will acquire a wealth of knowledge on subjects such as supernovas, red shift, facts about planets, and much more. Enhanced with dozens of color photos and illustrations including official NASA shots!


These lessons are geared for younger students. Many lessons will, however, include activities for the older student. Parents/teachers will easily find the answers to questions in the text, and should prepare themselves by reading the stated pages prior to having the student read the weekly assignment. If a child is not able to read yet, parents may wish to read the text to the student.


  • Pages 72–75


  • Romans 8:20–22
  • Genesis 1:14–18
  • Hebrews 4:15

Questions to answer:

  1. Although the book states, “Astronomers have found no planets outside our solar system,” this is an out-dated statement. Please read The Existence and Origin of Extrasolar Planets for up-dated information. Describe a Biblical perspective on the existence of planets outside the solar system.
  2. When reading articles in either newspapers or magazines about new discoveries in any scientific discipline (e.g. paleontology, anthropology, geology, biology, etc.), what question should you ask about what you’re reading?
  3. What causes a star to appear to “wobble”?
  4. Biblically, why do we not expect to find signs of intelligent life outside of Earth? (See The Search for Alien Life and God and the Extraterrestrials.)
  5. What does SETI stand for?
  6. Parents/teachers should read the “What are UFOs?” section and God and the Extraterrestrials and explain the contents to their students. Include an explanation of the Gospel message.

Words to know:

  • Binary stars
  • Exobiology
  • UFO

Additional articles:

There are several articles on the Answers in Genesis Web site about this topic. Some are listed at Get Answers: Aliens and UFOs.

NOTE: Parents/teachers may wish to read these articles and summarize them for younger students.

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