The Ongoing Flood of New Science Discoveries Only Bowls Me Over Occasionally. This Is One of Those Times
Our Galaxy Is Almost As Old As The Universe.
The overall universe is about 13.7 billion years old. That long since the Big Bang. Astronomers have known that the Milky Way is among the oldest of galaxies. The new study puts its age at 13.6 billion years. We live in one of the oldest of all galaxies. Think how many civilizations could be started, go for millions of years and die out in 13.6 billion years. Sci-Fi city! Read a cool version of this story atSpace.com