The question “how old is the universe?” has been pondered for decades. Thanks to our ever-improving science, our estimates of the age of the universe have become more and more accurate as time goes by. Astronomers before 1999 estimated the age of the universe between 7 billion to 20 billion years. In 2013, another calculation was made, and astronomers stated that the universe is around 13.7 billion years old. Fast forward to this day, where a new team has decided to take a shot at computing the age of the universe.
Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, a research team led by a University of Oregon astronomer estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years.
Learn more about this calculation, and how the age of the universe is determined, over at ScienceDaily.
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