Friday, February 6, 2015

"First Stars" 100 Million Years Younger Than Thought

File this one under "Scientific Precision" ....or Pretension.

"The first stars are 100 MILLION years younger than we thought, Planck satellite reveals," declares the Daily Mail headline. 

Astrophysicists expect this earth -- pardon....cosmos-shattering discovery to shed light on the "dark components of the universe."

The 'dark components' consist of invisible dark matter and dark energy, both of which are still unsolved mysteries whose natures are unknown. 

Isn't speculation regarding invisible forces possessing mysterious, unsolved natures a bit closer to theology than science?

Stay tuned for further developments on the vacillating age of the stars and the Cosmic Microwave Background.


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