# Does the universe expand faster than the speed of light?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 27, 2016

My inference: As per data and analysis, it is slower..

#### Explanation:

The reckoned distances of very old stars are all far less than 13.8

billion (B) light years (ly). The age of our universe is estimated as 13.8

B years or more..

In the years to come, if the age of a space body is proved to be

13.8 B years, its distance will be 13.8 B ly and the currently used

methods for estimating age of our universe would increase it to a

higher value.

Anyway, the expansion rate on the average appears

to be less than the speed of light.

Hubble constant = 71 km/s/mega parsec. Its reciprocal, in

compatible units, is the age of our universe, 13.8 B years and this is

not the age of the the oldest star.