Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Happy Birthday Universe

What's the best present to get someone when you miss their birthday? What if you miss two or three? What about 2 billion? Evidently we've all missed out on an estimated 2.1 billion years. This story tells of a recent discovery, by which some scientists now believe the universe is 15% older and 15% larger than they previously thought.

Here's my favorite line from the article:
Distance measurements across the vastness of space are difficult and imprecise.
No kidding? I thought maybe we just needed a bigger slide rule.

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