Iron is a gift from a distant Star

Iron is A Gift from A Distant Star

The Sun has less proportional share of Iron than the earth

A dense interstellar cloud gave birth to our Sun, 4.6 billion years ago. 4.5 billion years ago, a molten globe came out of the sun to give birth to our home planet earth. It is important to realize that the sun does not have a high enough temperature to cause iron fusion in any significant amount. Consequently, the sun has an estimated 0.0037% of iron in it’s mass. So, how is it possible, that the earth has an amount of iron which is >35% of it’s total mass? Where did the earth get this disproportionately huge amount of iron? With this in mind, scientists have hypothesized that the earth’s iron is a gift from a distant Star after it’s violent death.

The Quran: 57: 25 “…And we sent down iron, in it (there is) great strength and benefit to mankind…”

How is elemental iron formed?

The fusion of atomic iron happens in the cores of the massive stars, much bigger than the Sun, near the end of their lives. At the end of star’s life cycle, the massive stars collapse in a catastrophic explosion, and is then called a Supernova. Consequently, the exploding Supernova shoots iron in the form of radioactive nickel (Nickel-56) into space. Then, Nickel-56 decays into a iron isotope giving iron.

To sum up, 4.5 billion yrs ago, an infant earth received huge deliveries of iron via giant asteroids coming from a collapsed Supernova. Once the earth got the delivery, iron sank into the molten earth, making the core, the center of the earth. Surely, this finding is fascinating, as this iron from outer space made human life possible in this planet. The iron came down to the earth from outer space, and the Quranic verse from the chapter named “Iron” is in agreement with this.

Amazing facts from the Quran: “The Iron” (Al-Hadid, 57)

1) Firstly, including the opening verse “Bismillah” (“in the name of Allah”), the verse number that states that the iron was sent down to earth is 26th. The atomic number (number of protons) of Fe is 26.

2) Secondly, including the opening verse “Bismillah”, the total verses in this chapter of the Quran is 30. In fact, the number of neutrons in irons commonest isotope is Fe-56 is 30.

3) Thirdly, the Quran has 114 chapters. ┬áThe chapter “The Iron” is the 57th chapter of the Quran, and occupys the center of the Quran. Surprisingly, the massive iron core that creates earth’s magnetic field occupies the center of earth.

(Quran: 57: 25) …And we sent down iron, in it (there is) great strength and benefit to mankind.

Strength in iron

Iron has one of the strongest bond nucleus among all elements, only second to Nickel 62.

Some benefits of iron to mankind

a. Indeed, iron’s strength and chemical properties have made iron the stepping stone for humans in the development of human civilization, innovations and progress.

Iron is A Gift from A Distant Star.

b. Because of earth’s iron core, which provides a shield from the magnetic field around the earth, all life forms are able to save themselves from the cosmic radiation bursts from the sun.

c. Iron makes hemoglobin in blood that carries oxygen -O2 to body tissues, a vital process to sustain life. It is important to realize that human life would not be possible in the earth without presence of iron. To realize the significance of the scientific information in the Quran, please read this:

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