Originally Posted by Camp David
You can't even define the universe and you are cocky pulling accuracy to within 4 decimal points as quite solid? You have a prior life selling snake oil in Tucson?
Stay thirsty my friend!
'An alternative approach to estimating is the age of the universe is to measure the Hubble constant. The Hubble constant is a measure of the current expansion rate of the universe.'
In more familiar units, astronomers believe that 1/Ho is between 12 and 14 billion years
.http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_age.htmlNew Look at Big Bang Radiation Refines Age of Universe
To calculate the age of the universe, scientists including David Spergel of Princeton University and Charles Bennett of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore compared the size of those hot and cold spots today with the size of the spots when the radiation was first released into space. Using data from WMAP along with studies of distant supernovas and other phenomena, the team finds that the universe is 13.75 billion years old, give or take 0.11 billion
. (By comparison, the teams previous calculation, which used the same method but included only five years of satellite observations, had pegged the universe at 13.73 billion years, plus or minus 0.12 billion.)http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...#ixzz0xm7dSGZuGauging Age of Universe Becomes More Precise
The universe is 13.73 billion years old, give or take 120 million years
, astronomers said last week.
That age, based on precision measurements of the oldest light in the universe, agrees with results announced in 2006. Two additional years of data from a NASA satellite known as the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe have narrowed the uncertainty by tens of millions of years.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/sc...smos.html?_r=1