Oldest Know World Discovered

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In summary, there is a new discovery of the oldest planet and the conversation is looking for any additional information or opinions on the subject.
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I have been reading some pretty interesting articles on this new discovery of the oldest planet. I was wondering if y'all had anything to say about it.


I am just kind of curious of what is being said (if anything).
 
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Originally posted by Sourire
I have been reading some pretty interesting articles on this new discovery of the oldest planet. I was wondering if y'all had anything to say about it.


I am just kind of curious of what is being said (if anything).

Another confirmation of the consistent provinciality of the ascription of "age" to processes beyond our grasp.

There is already a thread about this. see:
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3788
 
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1. What is the oldest known world discovered?

The oldest known world discovered is a planet called "Kepler-452b" which was found in 2015 by NASA's Kepler Mission. It is estimated to be 1.6 billion years older than Earth.

2. How was the oldest known world discovered?

The oldest known world was discovered using the transit method, which involves measuring the dip in light from a star as a planet passes in front of it. Scientists then analyze the data to determine the planet's size, orbit, and other characteristics.

3. Is the oldest known world habitable?

While Kepler-452b is in the habitable zone of its star, meaning it could potentially have liquid water on its surface, we do not have enough information to determine if it is actually habitable. We would need more data on its atmosphere and composition to make that determination.

4. Are there any other contenders for the oldest known world?

Yes, there are several other exoplanets that have been discovered that are estimated to be older than Earth, such as Kepler-10c and Kepler-37b. However, Kepler-452b is currently the oldest known world with the most accurate age estimate.

5. What can the discovery of the oldest known world tell us about the universe?

The discovery of the oldest known world gives us a better understanding of the age and diversity of planets in our universe. It also raises questions about the potential for life on other planets and the conditions necessary for habitability. Further studies of Kepler-452b and other exoplanets can help us learn more about the formation and evolution of planetary systems.

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