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The Vatican is helping construct one of the earth's most powerful observatories, on Mount Graham in Arizona. The purpose is to find star systems and planets capable of supporting life as we know it.

Although intricate and lawful patterns common to the material universe should direct our minds to God (Psalms 19:1-7 Psalms 19:1-7 [1] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. [2] Day to day utters speech, and night to night shows knowledge. [3] There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. [4] Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun, [5] Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. [6] His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit to the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. [7] The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
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; Romans 1:19-20 Romans 1:19-20 [19] Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them. [20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
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), the fingerprints of our Creator are also to be found nearer at hand—in His Word, the Holy Bible. (Source: The Sunday Times [London].)