Beryllium as a Cosmic Chronometer

Beryllium as a Cosmic Chronometer

TNRT Archive – Retained for reference information

Measurements of an element in early stars taken by a team of international astronomers further buttress a key point of RTB’s cosmic creation model, namely that the universe had a beginning. Using the abundance of beryllium in globular cluster stars, the team determined an age for the cluster of 13.3 billion years. Since globular clusters are some of the oldest objects in the universe and take about 0.5-1.0 billion years to form, these results give an age for the universe that matches the age determined by measuring its expansion history and by other techniques to date the earliest objects formed. All these techniques indicate that the universe started from a singular beginning in the finite past and match the description of the universe given by the Bible.

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