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From Talk:13,700,000,000 BBYEdit

Source? - Sikon 15:47, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

  • As of 2006, this is the currently accepted value for the age of the universe. (More precisely, the citation in the Particle Data Book gives an age of 13.7 billion years, with a upper uncertainty of 0.1 billion years, and a lower uncertainty of 0.2 billion years. The paper they cite is D.N. Spergel et. al., "Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Three Year Results: Implications for Cosmology," astro-ph/0603449.) However, this particular date assumes that the "long time ago" in which Star Wars is set is much less than 13.7 billion years before our present, which we have no evidence for. I suggest we just move this article to Big Bang, if we can source the use of that term. —Silly Dan (talk) 16:38, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Big Bang is sourced, but its date isn't. But this seems to be a sound conjecture. - Sikon 18:05, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
      • I'd still prefer a merge: a long time ago could be anywhere from tens to billions of years before now, so the date is very conjectural. —Silly Dan (talk) 22:29, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I'd have to see what the GFFA came up with, if it shows up in any of the reference books. -- Riffsyphon1024 22:30, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

13.82 billion years, not 13.7 Edit

New research shows that the universe is older than we once thought. This article needs correction. I would post the link to the study, but Wookieepedia will not let me. 166.137.88.28 20:56, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

  • Where did you come by this information? Supreme Emperor (talk) 21:02, March 21, 2013 (UTC)
    • There's this link among many others, but I'd hold off until the Planck satellite results are officially published in a couple days time. —Silly Dan (talk) 02:28, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
      • Done. Thanks for the reminder, anonymous user! —Silly Dan (talk) 23:04, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
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