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The Age of an object is the cumulative time since it formed. Objects with a known age listed in the Universe Sandbox database (such as the Earth or Sun) will be created with the known age. Otherwise, the object's Age at the time it is added to the simulation is set to zero. The Age of any object will increase as time passes in the simulation.

Property Details[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

The Age property of an object can be found in the first section of the Overview tab and the Cumulative Properties section of the Composition tab. For a Galaxy object, the Age is locates in the first section of the Galaxy tab. For a Galaxy Nebula object, the Age is located in the first section of the Nebula tab. For Supernova Cloud objects, the Age is located in the Properties section of the Nova tab.

Units[edit | edit source]

Age can be viewed and edited using the following units:

  • Gigayears (G years) = 109 years
  • Megayears (M years) = 106 years
  • Years (years) = 365.25 days
  • Months (months) = 1/12 years
  • Days (days) = 24 hours
  • Hours (hours) = 60 mins
  • Minutes (mins) = 60 sec
  • Seconds (sec) is the SI base unit for time

Simulation Effects[edit | edit source]

Stars[edit | edit source]