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Hyperfine Structure Constant

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on August 19, 2002 13:15:17 UTC

I am familiar with this work. They measured the hyperfine constant and found it to be 1/1,000,000th different than what it is on earth. Their supposition is that 12 billion years ago the speed of light might be greater (or was it lessor) by that amount. That is sufficient to put the standard model in doubt, not not sufficient to chnge the age of the quasar by more than a few thousand years out of 12 billion.

So the universe remains >12 billion years old in spite of this result.

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