It is sometimes abbreviated Gy, Ga ("giga-annum"), Byr and variants. The abbreviations Gya or bya are for "billion years ago", i.e. billion years before present. The terms are used in geology, paleontology, geophysics, astronomy, and physical cosmology.
Microscopic grains of dead stars are the oldest known material on the planet — older than the moon, Earth and the solar system itself. By examining chemical clues in a meteorite's mineral dust, researchers have determined the most ancient grains are 7 billion years old — about half as old as the universe.
Astronomers have discovered what may be the oldest and most distant galaxy ever observed. The galaxy, called HD1, dates from a bit more than 300 million years after the Big Bang that marked the origin of the universe some 13.8 billion years ago, researchers said on Thursday.
The world's oldest known water has been discovered by researchers in Canada. A 17-year search of Ontario's Kidd Creek Mine uncovered liquid that has been trapped between rocks for 1.6 billion years, according to the team at the University of Toronto.
The oldest known living person is Lucile Randon of France, aged 118 years, 330 days. The oldest known living man is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, of Venezuela, aged 113 years, 225 days. The 100 oldest women have, on average, lived several years longer than the 100 oldest men.
22-year-old Los Angeles dog named oldest dog alive by Guinness World Records. Gino, 22, is crowned world's oldest living dog by Guinness World Records. LOS ANGELES - He may be 22, but he's forever young in our hearts!
Estimates of sponge longevity vary quite a bit, but are often in the thousands of years. One study in the journal Aging Research Reviews notes a deep-sea sponge from the species Monorhaphis chuni lived to be 11,000 years old. Yes, a sponge is an animal—and it has a remarkable life-span.
He had the longest lifespan of all those given in the Bible, dying at the age of 969. According to the Book of Genesis, Methuselah was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah. Elsewhere in the Bible, Methuselah is mentioned in genealogies in 1 Chronicles and the Gospel of Luke.
The oldest cat who ever lived, Crème Puff, reached the age of 38 years and three days. They died on August 6, 2005. The former oldest living dog, Pebbles, died on October 3, five months before the toy fox terrier's 23rd birthday.
Abstract. When mankind had become corrupted in the period preceding the flood, God said: 'My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh; his days shall be a hundred and twenty years' (Gen. 6:3).
Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Icaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California, are thousands of miles apart, but they share an important attribute: Their populations live much longer than average.
Plus, there will be an increase in both the average height and longevity of most people in general. That means, in the year 3000 people will be about six feet tall and live to be 120 years old, on average. They will also tend to experience a slight reduction in the size of their mouths, as well.