# Please help. Astronomy question?

Assuming the universe began expanding when it came into existence and that it has always expanded at a constant rate, what would the age of the universe be if the Hubble constant was measured to be 62 km/s/Mpc?

Also answer has to be in billions of years. Thanks

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- daniel gLv 71 month ago
Constant rate expansion disobeys all known laws of physics.

The Hubble constant works for visible univers, but has a bad flaw, Einstein proved that.

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- Anonymous1 month ago
The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding

In all of the directions it can whizz

As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know

Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure

How amazingly unlikely is your birth

And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space

'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth!

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- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
They were right the First time

14. 7 Billion Years

Source(s): It was a Quark of Nature- Log in to reply to the answers

- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
62 km/s/Mpc, better expressed as (to avoid ambiguity)

62 (km/s)/Mpc or 62 km/s•Mpc

1 pc = 3.09e13 km

1 Mpc = 3.09e19 km

62 km/s•Mpc x 1 Mpc / 3.09e19 km = 1.94e-18 km/km•s = 1.94e-18/s

inverting we get 5.15e17 s

or 1.63e10 yr

or 16.3 billion yr

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- billrussell42Lv 71 month agoReport
Hubble's constant is not that accurate, I've seen numbers from 62 to 70.

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