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Universe could be twice as old as currently estimated to be, new research says

Universe could be twice as old as currently estimated to be, new research says
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New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) Our universe could be twice as old as current estimates, according to a model proposed by a new study from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

“Our newly-devised model stretches the galaxy formation time by a several billion years, making the universe 26.7 billion years old, and not 13.7 as previously estimated,” said study author Rajendra Gupta, adjunct professor of physics in the Faculty of Science at the university.

The research team said that their model challenges the dominant cosmological models of calculating our universe’s age, which largely involve measuring the time elapsed since the Big Bang and studying the oldest stars based on the redshift of light coming from distant galaxies.


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