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New Measurement of Universe’s Age

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A new technique to measure the age of the universe further buttresses the already strong case for a supernatural origin of the cosmos. Using numerous gravitational lenses, astronomers directly calculated distances to 10 different galaxies. Coupled with redshift measurements, these distances enabled them to determine an age of the universe of 13.5 billion years with an error bar of about 2 billion years. While the error bars are substantially larger, the result accords well with the age determined from the WMAP data of 13.7 +/- 0.2 billion years. The fact that multiple independent measurement techniques provide the same result for the age of the universe justifies scientists’ confidence in the validity of big bang cosmology—and RTB’s cosmic creation model, which incorporates the big bang.

o       Prasenjit Saha et al., “The Hubble Time Inferred from 10 Time Delay Lenses,” Astrophysical Journal Letters 650 (2006): L17-L20.

o       http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-4357/650/1/L17

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Subjects: Origin of the Universe, Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth

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