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I agree that the new title is "shorter", but that doesn't necessarily equate with "better". My experience is that the original title is the most used by some way and that is backed up by looking at both Google Books (via ngrams)  and Google Scholar  v. . Mikenorton (talk) 12:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I too prefer the original title. DuncanHill (talk) 14:54, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I think I too prefer "Age of the Earth" to "Earth's moon", although only marginally. Mostly because possessives in article titles for which there isn't a WP:COMMONNAME are, I think, a bit unusual and strike me as informal writing. —Alex (Ashill | talk | contribs) 14:58, 28 July 2015 (UTC) edited 23:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Yup - the original title seems more encyclopaedic to me. AndyTheGrump (talk) 15:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
It's also consistent with Age of the universe. I think we should move it back and discuss before making the change. — Jess· Δ♥ 15:51, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
"Earth" without the definite article is pretty common, like "Mars" etc. are not with a definite article and is the style used in most astronomy articles, notably Earth itself. To reflect that, I wanted to move it, but "Age of Earth" (somehow) sounds rather weird to me, which is why I ended up at "Earth's age". Therein lies also the difference with "Age of the universe" (it properly needing to be capitalized notwithstanding): "Universe" is always accompanied by the definite article, whereas "Earth" isn't. --JorisvS (talk) 16:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
It's worth noting that a direct comparison from Earth and Mars isn't a perfect example, as the word Earth has several meanings, so sometimes it's necessary to clarify using a definite article, for example earth can be found on the Earth, that's a rather unique sentence that makes sense, but only for Earth (you can't say mars can be found on Mars). The NASA style guide uses both as appropriate (the Moon orbits the Earth, not the Moon orbits Earth) and while it's not a huge concern, saying the Earth makes it more clear what we're referring to the age of the planet and not the age of the soil, IMO. The current title, Age of the Earth, makes sense grammatically; just because "Earth" without the definite article is frequently used doesn't mean "the Earth" is incorrect usage, as NASA refers to it as the Earth pretty frequently. - Aoidh (talk) 22:43, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ Yes, I agree that both "Earth" and "the Earth" are acceptable but "Earth" sounds better in some context and "the Earth" sounds better in other contexts. So we should be consistent for a particular usage (eg we shouldn't say "The Moon orbits Earth" in one place and "The Moon orbits Earth" in other places in the article), but I'm fine with using both forms in the article depending on context and precedent. I think that "Age of the Earth" sounds better than "Age of Earth", and both are better than "Earth's age" for the formality reasons I gave above, but I don't feel strongly; any of the three are fine. —Alex (Ashill | talk | contribs) 23:50, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
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I just want to edit the 4.53 billion years to 4.567 billion years
Not done The only use of 4.53 is in the range "4.53 to 4.58" - all these figures have a tolerance - we need to show that not pick on one "headline" figure - Arjayay (talk) 15:32, 13 September 2015 (UTC)