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Dr Mordrid
3rd August 2006, 19:11
....because the value of the Hubble Constant could be wrong;

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/biguni.htm


ASTRONOMERS CRUNCH NUMBERS, UNIVERSE GETS BIGGER

COLUMBUS , Ohio – That intergalactic road trip to Triangulum is going to take a little longer than you had planned.

An Ohio State University astronomer and his colleagues have determined that the Triangulum Galaxy, otherwise known as M33, is actually about 15 percent farther away from our galaxy than previously measured.

This finding implies that the Hubble constant, a number that astronomers rely on to calculate a host of factors -- including the size and age of the universe -- could be significantly off the mark as well.

That means that the universe could be 15 percent bigger and 15 percent older than any previous calculations suggested.

Gurm
4th August 2006, 05:44
Or a lot older. I mean, c'mon. Human life has already evolved TWICE on earth now, that implies that a lot of our calculations are just plain ol' wrong. ;)