Secular astronomers are no closer to understanding what could cause galactic magnetic fields than they were when they first detected the fields over a century ago. And although the most recent map of the Milky Way’s magnetic field shows unprecedented detail, it gives no clues to the question of magnetic field formation through natural forces. Did this field require a Creator for its origin?

An international team of radio astronomers compiled over 41,000 radio signals that had travelled through the Milky Way galaxy from distant stars to earth. The team applied an algorithm to the stellar data to help resolve the degree of twisting—called the Faraday effect—that the Milky Way induced on the radio light. The researchers inferred and mapped the strength and distribution of magnetism across the sky, showing areas of positive and negative field lines in the Milky Way galaxy.

But why would a galaxy have a magnetic field?

Secular theories of magnetic field formation usually invoke a dynamo that converts mechanical rotation into magnetism. But such devices require precisely fitted parts made of just the right materials moving at just the right speeds, like in a car’s alternator. No direct evidence shows that such devices exist in planets, stars, or galaxies.

“Until now, scientists have been puzzled over the origin of these galactic magnetic fields. The assumption was that the magnetic fields were created by processes where mechanical energy is converted into magnetic energy,” according to a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory news release on the Milky Way map.1….

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