New study suggests the universe is billions of years younger than we thought

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> Jee and outside experts had big caveats for her number. She used only two gravitational lenses, which were all that were available, and so her margin of error is so large that it’s possible the universe could be older than calculated, not dramatically younger. > Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb, who wasn’t part of the study, said it an interesting and unique way to calculate the universe’s expansion rate, but the large error margins limits its effectiveness until more information can be gathered. > “It is difficult to be certain of your conclusions if you use a ruler that you don’t fully understand,” Loeb said in an email.


>The generally accepted age of the universe is 13.7 billion years, based on a Hubble Constant of 70. >Jee’s team came up with a Hubble Constant of 82.4, which would put the age of the universe at around 11.4 billion years. >Jee used a concept called gravitational lensing — where gravity warps light and makes far away objects look closer. They rely on a special type of that effect called time delay lenses, using the changing brightness of distant objects to gather information for their calculations. This is the basics of the study and their different age valuation. They landed on a higher Hubble Constant by using gravitational lensing to determine the age.


Well yeah. The universe started 2019 years ago. Why else would it be the year 2019.


So you’re saying the earth is 6,000 years old and that there were dinosaurs on the arc? I’ve got to get baptized!


Thank you Jesus! I can’t wait until our advancements and knowledge finally figure out the universe is a dozen or so thousand years old and the Bible was right all along. Downvote away if you wish but I’m just intrigued how science is constantly proving and disproving things on a regular basis.