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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

My whole life they’ve been saying the universe is 13.8 billion years old, why hasn’t this number gone up any ?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Okay, we'll update it to 13.80000003 years.

    • D g
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      It's called rounding

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  • 2 months ago

    In my book its age has went down from 17 Billion years old

    HD 140283 is estimated to be over 14 Billion years old

     so where does that leave us ?

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    Source(s): Now that I have got your attention metal poor Oxygen rich Type 2 Subgiant 180 Light years away with a Blue Shift
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  • 2 months ago

    Because you haven’t lived a billion

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It has gone up.  Just increase the numbers after the Dec Point.

    13.8  is only one Decimal Point.   don't round and run it out to 20 places.

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  • Joseph
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    2 months ago

    You do realize that the difference between 13.8 billion years and 13.9 is a HUNDRED MILLION years, don't you?  When you deal with those numbers, a human lifetime is but an instant.

    A hundred million years ago the Earth was in the middle of Jurassic Period and dinosaurs ruled the world. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It will if you live long enough.

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  • 2 months ago

    By the time there's any big enough difference to round the number up a bit more, human beings wont be around to do it.

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Humans have only been on this planet for 6 million years. Which is 0.43% of that 13.8 Billion years. Now take the average human life of 66 years, would mean the average human life is 0.000004 %.

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  • 2 months ago

    How old are you NOW? 15 years, 20, 35 46, 60+ or 80+?

    13,800,000,000 years versus 13,800,000,080 is a minor difference in magnitude.  

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  • 2 months ago

    ask me in 100M years

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