Astrophysics, Science, Space

Star-quake Vibrations lead to New Estimate for Age of Milky Way

An artist impression of the Milky Way, showing the thick and thin discs.
(Credit: NASA/JPL Caltech/R.Hurt/SSC)

Data gathered by NASA’s now-defunct Kepler telescope provides a solution to an astronomical mystery.

Royal Astronomical Society-(ENEWSPF)- Star-quakes recorded by NASA’s Kepler space telescope have helped answer a long-standing question about the age of the “thick disc” of the Milky Way.

In a paper published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a team of 38 scientists led by researchers from Australia’s ARC Centre of . . .

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