|A project aiming to create an easier way to measure cosmic distances has instead turned up surprising evidence that our large and ancient universe might be even bigger and older than previously thought.|
If accurate, the finding would be difficult to mesh with current thinking about how the universe evolved, one scientist said.
A research team led by Alceste Bonanos at the Carnegie Institution of Washington has found that the Triangulum Galaxy, also known as M33, is about 15 percent farther away from our own Milky Way than previously calculated.
Originally Posted by chersolly
What? It's not 2000 years old?
Originally Posted by Ruthla
Kabbalists came up with numbers a few hundred years ago that mesh with current scientific estimates.