New Observations Suggest Universe Is 13.77 Billion Years Old

New Observations Suggest Universe Is 13.77 Billion Years Old
European Extremely Large Telescope via AP

From an observatory high above Chile’s Atacama Desert, astronomers have taken a new look at the oldest light in the universe.

Their observations, plus a bit of cosmic geometry, suggest that the universe is 13.77 billion years old – give or take 40 million years. A Cornell researcher co-authored one of two papers about the findings, which add a fresh twist to an ongoing debate in the astrophysics community.

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