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Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Macsjebs(m): 9:14pm On Jan 05
Thanks to cutting-edge advances in physics, the Universe's actual age has become a hotly discussed subject in recent years. Until recently, scientists agreed that the cosmos developed between 12 and 14 billion years ago after the Big Bang.

Experts debated the Universe's birthday about two years earlier after scientists noticed a star 0.7 billion years older than the Universe itself. In July of last year, studies reported in the Astronomical Journal suggested that the Universe is far younger at around 12.6 billion years of age.

Astronomers have already looked at the earliest studies to decide that the Universe takes 40 million years to reach around 13.77 billion-years-old.

In a paper released on 30 December in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, experts presented the Universe's new birth date.

How Did Astronomers Find Out About Cosmo's Age?

Astronomers gathered new data on the Universe's age through Chile's National Science Foundation's Atacama Cosmology Telescope.

The latest data has been compared with previous Universe observations from the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Planck satellite, which detected Big Bang's traces between 2009 and 2013.

The knowledge often tends to comply with the Universe's generally recognized standard model.

By studying the Universe's oldest stars and the rate at which space is expanding, astronomers came up with this number.

The second technique includes something known as the constant of Hubble, which is the expansion rate of the Universe that is established - but often disputed.

This rate is named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who verified the expansion of space between galaxies by observations in the early 20th century.

What NASA Has to Say About The New Study

According to the US space agency, NASA, astronomers will reverse-engineer this constant way back to the Big Bang to extrapolate the cosmos' era.

And still, in recent years, various strategies of narrowing down the Hubble constant have produced very distinct outcomes.

For example, in 2019, a team of astronomers discovered that the Universe could be hundreds of millions of years younger than Planck's prediction.

Simone Aiola, a researcher at the Center for Computational Astrophysics of the Flatiron Institute, said that astronomers have now come up with an explanation that Planck and ACT agree with.

Aiola said the report points to the reality that these daunting calculations are precise.

However, other scholars have cautioned that there are so several concerns that are yet to be addressed regarding the era of the Cosmos.

And because of the crazy irregularities astronomers keep discovering in their calculations, chances are our astrophysical model of the Universe could require reassessing in the future.
Source: https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/28924/20210105/astronomers-now-agree-universe-is-nearly-14-billion-years-old.htm

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Fahdiga(m): 9:16pm On Jan 05
By next year another set of scientists will say that the universe is 20 billion years. this goes to show that where human wisdom stops, that's where God's wisdom starts. God is supreme

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Tolexander: 9:20pm On Jan 05
Speculations everywhere

Religious beliefs, Scientific theory and hypothesis!

Yet no one really knows

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Righteousness2: 9:22pm On Jan 05
Whether the Earth is 14 billion or whatever old,
What is important is for all to know that in the Beginning, GOD Created the Heaven and the Earth.

In the Course of Time, HE sent His only begotten son JESUS to Died for all of Humanity.

That same JESUS is at the Verge of coming back to take away All who believe in Him..

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Ever8090: 9:22pm On Jan 05
Ok.. waiting for another mad man to come up with a new theory in the name of science to debug this 14 billion years agreement..

DNA test should made cheap to explain this sort of mysteries..

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:29pm On Jan 05
One mad man go just wake up one morning after enough highness begin talk nonsense and people go believe am angry

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by pegix(m): 9:36pm On Jan 05
american scientists have agreed on dix don tae
infact i read 14billion in all their articles
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Nairalandwizerd(m): 9:37pm On Jan 05
Hahaha, old hags.
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by theFilmtric: 7:27am On Jan 06
did they not agree before ni?
What I don't understand is how the age of the earth would Improve the existence of human kind
Stupid lying scientists undecided


check my signature
theFilmtricsay

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by theFilmtric: 7:41am On Jan 06
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Vyzz: 10:06am On Jan 06
grin



And morden humans have existed for about 200,000 years and look at the damage we have caused on earth below....


overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation. Changes like these have triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water.

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by amoduganja: 10:06am On Jan 06
Most Googled item in Nigeria now is 'how and where to get a DNA test'' and you are telling us about the fictitious age of the universe. Gerarahere mehn.

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by BlessedNuel(m): 10:06am On Jan 06
Knowledge is power
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by inoki247: 10:06am On Jan 06
or 30 Billion
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Fredmatic(m): 10:07am On Jan 06
Yeah, agreed

The world existed before the actual Bible account creation. After the distrution of Earth caused by Satan , God then recreate the Earth again in the account of Genesis. This detail where not recorded but there are clues in the Bible.

For a start; There are years of gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2

Those who are lead by the spirit understand this things if u don't I am sorry.
Over time science is now coming to agreement with the bible

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Xbee007(m): 10:07am On Jan 06
But there are people who will have us believe it is just 6000 years old because their "holy book" says so. Bunch of jokers.

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Passionate888: 10:07am On Jan 06
Macsjebs e never do?
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by sammysmiles(m): 10:07am On Jan 06
They may be right...
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by omoadeleye(m): 10:08am On Jan 06
And we are in 2021...

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by frowland(m): 10:08am On Jan 06
Righteousness2:
Whether the Earth is 14 billion or whatever old,
What is important is for all to know that in the Beginning, GOD Created the Heaven and the Earth.

In the Course of Time, HE sent His only begotten son JESUS to Died for all of Humanity.

That same JESUS is at the Verge of coming back to take away All who believe in Him..

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by adioolayi(m): 10:08am On Jan 06
grin
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Nobody: 10:08am On Jan 06
it's good they know the age of the universe
but that's not really important
anything outside earth is not really concern to human
there's are things on the surface of the earth that are undiscovered.. mostly beneath the ocean floor....

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by AljaanIVQ007(m): 10:08am On Jan 06
Na Una Sabi.
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by superior1: 10:09am On Jan 06
Ok

Happy 14 Billion Years Old, I pray you will live up to 1 Trillion years old o Planet Earth


Next?

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Factfinder1(m): 10:09am On Jan 06
God is not a man that he should lie nor the son of man that he should repent....he declares his council that are to come in ages and dares men and the devil to do their worst and his words still comes to pass after all the efforts of man and the devil to change it all in futility
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Enudapan: 10:09am On Jan 06
Nah eh! No qualms
This people will just be assuming unnecessary things

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Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by nairaman66(m): 10:11am On Jan 06
Science isn’t the solution to all problems- There is a higher power out there.

Those that don’t believe in anything, what sayest thou?
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Tochux1: 10:11am On Jan 06
The world cannot end as far as ferking continues unabatedly
Re: Astronomers Now Agree Universe Is Nearly 14 Billion Years Old by Starke(m): 10:13am On Jan 06
Wow

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