It’s a riddle of cosmic proportions. Thanks to Roob.
How can the universe contain stars older than itself?
Riddle Me Thus.
From Mirror.co.uk :
‘A star that is “older than the universe” is baffling scientists, suggesting there might be something fundamentally wrong with the Big Bang theory.
Detailed measurements of the expansion rate of the universe, based on Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, place the Big Bang at around 13.8 billion years ago.
However, recent analysis of a star known as “Methuselah star” using the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope suggests that it is 14.5 billion years old – some 700 million years older than the universe.
The Methuselah star, code-named HD 140283, was first catalogued in 1912, and lies only 190 light years from Earth.
Another possible explanation for the discrepancy could be to do with “dark energy” – the mysterious force that acts as a counter to gravity.
Astronomers already think dark energy played a critical role in the Big Bang, but they have no idea where it came from.
“It’s a riddle of cosmic proportions: How can the universe contain stars older than itself?” Roberts wrote in an article for UAE-based media outlet The National .
“That’s the conundrum now facing astronomers trying to establish the age of the universe.”
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Viktor. Shoot me an email. Have you seen nuclear powered icebreaker bearing down on submarine of deep State? Very curious about your thoughts. Also see rumours of your manifesto and I have lots of time on my hands to read…pleased to report I remain among the living and seem to be on the mend. After the indignities I’ve been through have decided three more months of chemo is sacrifice I’m prepared to risk.
My apols frank for using your blog as a lost and found 😊
Good to hear from you and great you are still in land of the living ! I’ve seen others go what you are going through. Not nice.
I’ll copy and paste your comment to most recent article so there is a double chance he will see it.
Thank you very much…God willing they will reconnect my factory plumbing in January. I travel to Vancouver Monday for tests and assuming all goes well will get to return to golf to rebuild my strength😊. In a funny twist because Chemo destroys my immune system I can’t go back to work because I work with the public. To my great relief my disability insurers are totally cool with it.
Maybe baby steps.
First pitch and putt, then 9 holes and then 18 holes !
Hope it all goes well.
The National Grid in UK.
An unexpected and unusual event.
BBC News – Major power failure affecting trains and airports
Yesterday’s radiation spike in Arkhangelesk. The base has been placed on emergency lockdown.
I got a Blowing in the Wind sync earlier today.
And earlier this week in Siberia.
Prince Andrew ‘exposed’ in Epstein unsealed files.
Epstein found dead in cell.
BBC News – Jeffrey Epstein ‘found dead in cell’
Prince Andrew and Fergie at Balmoral.
Sarah Ferguson and Ghislaine Maxwell
‘XOXO Hillary and Bill’ message left outside Epstein’s New York home.
Confronting more impossibilities –
“The system is special in that it is only the fifth known ‘self-lensing’ system, in which the mass of one star distorts the light from the other as it passes in front of it.”
You’re back to Jenny Burger !
I picked up ‘It is possible’ from Franky Zapata.
The Impossible Dream. Maybe Methuselah is the ‘Unreachable Star’.
That seems to be the message. 🙂
And bad timing sync or maybe it just syncs and passes no judgment.
Norwich Cathedral has erected a Helter Skelter in the cathedral.
BBC News – Norwich Cathedral helter skelter ‘is a mistake’
I was supposed to hear Willie Nelson today but he has breathing problems.
I can’t breathe.
And just for you so you can hear him.
Getting very weird. She’s Gone.
British police have launched an appeal to find British You Tube star Marina Joyce.
This you-tube gets interesting from the 4.44 point
Just watched that you-tube again, and it’s a bit grim, but meant that the unpleasant and awful things in this world will stop or go way and everything will somehow be beautiful and nice.
Lykke Li Neon : Leonin.
More toxicity. And the English Channel.
Worthing Pi-er is evacuated after Ms Tree hazardous materials incident.
And River Frome turns neon blue after pollution incident.
Something is bubbling up.
Worthing Pier is on Marine Parade.
Marina and the Diamonds and Blue.
Good people of Merovee…if you haven’t noticed, it’s always about us and those just outside of Us. Sussex needs a good Rain!
Year of the Pig.
Six De Grease of Kevin Bacon.
Pigs In Space.
And HAMpton Court.
We are all one family it’s a pity that some still refuse to bee li eve it and insist on holding onto their ego.
I know that Trump, man. Ego incarnate.
It’s a shame that some wish some to remain silent and unseen. Did you hear about the roundup in Mississippi?
Yes Anon it was about the break up of the family. In this case the separation of the Father from the Daughter it has to come to an end no more separation. The Pole Ice has no heart it takes an emp of love and forgiveness to melt the ice and bridge the ice gaps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URhrRd4ag38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdnyJRX6WpE
Every riddle deserves a good clue. Via the HAMster.
Dr. Barbara Sampson said more evidence was required before a determination on his death is made, but a source told The New York Times, Sampson was ‘confident’ Epstein died by his own hands.
‘The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time,’ Sampson said in a statement.
Who knows if he is even dead. He may have been smuggled out then taken to the port where he entered his submarine to getaway to his pedo island.
When you totally don’t believe a word !