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2020-07-16 Science & Technology
Universe is 13.8 billion years old, scientists confirm
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Posted by Fred 2020-07-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [217 views ]  Top

#1 This light, the "afterglow" of the Big Bang, is known as the cosmic microwave background and marks a time 380,000 years after the universe‚Äôs birth when protons and electrons joined to form the first atoms.

...Took 'em long enough.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-07-16 04:32||   2020-07-16 04:32|| Front Page Top

#2 The scientists studied an image of the oldest light in the universe to confirm its age of 13.8 billion years.

Can someone explain the geometry to me? That 'light' left the point of origin 13.8 billion years ago at the speed of light. All the matter that makes up the universe, that has includes us, hasn't been traveling at the speed of light from the same location. Now we look 'back' and see this afterglow. Somehow the speed, angles, and present location don't add up. Asking for a friend.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-16 05:40||   2020-07-16 05:40|| Front Page Top

#3 is 2020 the expiry date?
Posted by Mercutio 2020-07-16 08:02||   2020-07-16 08:02|| Front Page Top

#4 'You don't look a day over 12.6 billion!'
Posted by Raj 2020-07-16 09:21||   2020-07-16 09:21|| Front Page Top

#5 So...we might have 4 more months?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-16 09:22||   2020-07-16 09:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Nonsense. Pelosi & RBG are both at least twice that old.
Posted by PBMcL 2020-07-16 10:35||   2020-07-16 10:35|| Front Page Top

#7 Not .7?

Mother Earth is sensitive about such things.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2020-07-16 15:15||   2020-07-16 15:15|| Front Page Top

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