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Calculating the age of the universe

  1. Jun 14, 2005 #1
    Hi everyone,

    Could someone tell me the details on how to calculate the age of the universe?
    I've read online that it is about 13 billion years old but I can't find anywhere that tells me how they got to this number without confusing the hell out of me. Can anyone fill me in???

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2005 #2

    Garth

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    Hi TheSpecialist, welcome to these Forums!!
    How do you find the age of the universe? Try here post #26, and here, post #66.

    I hope these help.

    Garth
     
  4. Jun 14, 2005 #3

    Chronos

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    Hi TheSpecialist, and also welcome. There are several different ways of estimating the age of the universe and all of them yield similar results:
    http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/age.html
    WMAP has provided what is believed to be the most precise estimate to date - 13.7 billion years.
     
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