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Question 5:
Why do you think knowing the age of the universe is important?

Your answers will vary, but they may include some of the following ideas:
Human curiosity causes us to question our origins and ask where we came from. This curiosity extends to our universe, as well. How, for example, did the stars and galaxies that we see in the night sky develop? To answer that question, we need to know how much time they had to develop. The universes age sets the time scale for the development of all astronomical objects. Stars, for example, cannot be older than our universe.

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