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How can a star be older than the universe?

For more than 100 years astronomers have been observing a strange star in the constellation Libra about 190 light-years from Earth. It moves fast at 1.3 million kilometers per hour across the sky. More interestingly, however, HD 140283 – or Methuselah, as is well known – is also one of the universe's oldest known stars. In 2000, scientists attempted to …

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Is Dark Matter older than Big Bang?

Dark matter is what makes up the universe in the main – nearly 80% of the universe's mass is dark matter. Nevertheless, dark matter remains largely elusive for astrophysicists. Physicists and astrophysicists have been trying for many years to decipher exactly what dark matter is and how it originated. Scientists have long believed that dark matter is a remnant of …

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Dark matter may be older than the Big Bang, according to the study

Dark matter, which researchers believe accounts for about 80% of the mass of the universe, is one of the elusive puzzles of modern physics. What exactly it is and how it came about is a mystery, but a recent study by Johns Hopkins University suggests that dark matter might have existed before the Big Bang. The study, published on August …

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Discovery of the shocking moon: The Earth's satellite is 100 million years older than previously thought, according to a study

The Apollo missions have left a lasting legacy in space exploration, notably the Apollo 11 mission, where humanity walked the moon for the first time. A new study, however, extends the legacy of Apollo missions to something much bigger than walking on another celestial body – it suggests that the moon is much older than imagined. Researchers analyzed the lunar …

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Older Americans spending big on home improvements – here's why

One decade after the financial recession, new home construction has become sluggish – meaning that American homes are getting older, and as a result, homeowners are funneling more money into remodeling. A new report published by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies found that in 2017, Americans spent a whopping $ 425 billion on home improvements, a record high; …

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Older forests resist change – climate change

The study analyzes large quantities of field data from 18,500 forest plots – from Minnesota to Maine and from Manitoba to Nova Scotia – and identifies priority regions for efforts to adjust the forest climate. Younger forests east and southeast of the Great Lakes showed less resilience to climate change and showed a predicted decline in carbon storage, wood stock …

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Older Americans registered a 40-point decline in their credit rating in the decade since the Great Recession

It's been more than 10 years since the Great Recession put Americans under pressure, and some people's credit ratings are better than others. For all ages, the average for 2018 was 680, still five points below the 2008 average. However, that's only half the story. A decade after the collapse of the real estate market, some people's credit ratings recovered …

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