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By Jade Annand Date 2013-03-08 09:00
Just for fun...

The article said:

Previous research had estimated that the Milky Way galaxy's so-called "Methuselah star" is up to 16 billion years old. That's a problem, since most researchers agree that the Big Bang that created the universe occurred about 13.8 billion years ago.


But wait!

The article said:

In the end, the astronomers estimated that HD 140283 was born 14.5 billion years ago, plus or minus 800 million years. Further observations could help bring the Methuselah star's age down even further, making it unequivocally younger than the universe, researchers said.


14.5 Gyr +/- 800 Myr is supremely young in standard theory. Let's see these further observations, shall we? :)
By Mike Petersen Date 2013-03-23 19:08
Well now it seems that the universe is 13.82BY old.  The helps the "Methuselah" mainstreamers somewhat.  However, the star is still stretching our credulity when it comes to fitting the age of the universe inside its error window.
By Jade Annand Date 2013-04-01 14:22
Oh yeah, I meant to post something about that :)

Slate.
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