plenty of time

In case anyone had any concerns about the longevity of the universe, this news will make them happy. The universe has at least 30 billion years left.


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  1. Although I readily admit ignorance in the scientific arena, I’m suspicious when they say they can pinpoint the current age of the universe to 13.7 billion years. That seems rather precise.

    Comment by Renee on February 27, 2004 @ 7:42 am
  2. If you look back at figures that have been given in the past, that number has always been moving. Last I heard it was 12 billion. Either way, it looks like I still have some time to get my laundry done.

    Comment by jason on February 27, 2004 @ 8:13 am
  3. Well, .7 billion is still a very large number of years. Would you feel better about the accuracy if they said 13,700 million years? 3 significant figures isn’t terribly accurate in scientific terms.

    Comment by Levi on February 27, 2004 @ 9:26 am
  4. Shoot, I have plenty of time to get married. No pressure.

    Comment by Cameron on February 27, 2004 @ 12:59 pm
  5. Cameron, by the time 30 billion years roll by, what’s left of you that’s left to be gotten won’t be worth getting, however much of you there is left to get. Physically, of course.

    So you might want to reconsider having “plenty of time.” ;)

    Comment by Jan on February 27, 2004 @ 1:42 pm

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