New Findings on the Age of the Milky Way

The Milky Way is thought to date back about 13.6 billion years, not much younger than our roughly 13.7-billion-year-old universe. But new research out of Australia suggests our galaxy's thick disk is quite a bit younger.
Published: 10:13 AM EST December 11, 2019
Updated: 9:31 AM EST December 11, 2019