Does the fact that the edge of our observable universe contains information from the beginning of the universe give us an ability to determine its age? The edge of our observable universe surely has to contain information from the beginning of the universe.
My reasoning is due to fact that light has been to said to travel at a constant speed; thus information from the Big Bang has been travelling in every direction in the universe from its creation. It was created everywhere and not from a singular point. Since information from the early universe has been heading in our direction from everywhere we must be able to see and determine what was there and how long ago it happened.
What have we learned from this information over the past 70-ish years?
I am trying to edit this question to reopen it.As I was posting the question I realised the consequence of of the statement of an observable universe so the tile of the question was probably incorrect the subsequent re-editing did reduce my content to a more coherent question however. The universe is proposed to have started from the big bang a singularity that happened everywhere and not what popular culture would lead us to believe from a point singularity. So what i am now asking in light of the question I posed originaly can the redshift of the light in the cosmic background microwave radiation,(since its emission was close to the bigbang) enable us to calculate a close approximation to the age of the universe as initialy at the big bang was no expansion at T=0 bearing in mind the recombination of particles and the time taken for matter being able to emit information that can be measured on earth.
And lastley arn't we limited in our approximation as to the expansion of the universe and the objects we can see and those further from us because we do not have an object to calibrate such observations in the local universe?