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December 21, 2001
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So you think the expansion of the universe is accelerating? Think again! (Contains links to full paper in .pdf etc.)
posted by stuporJIX (2 comments total)

 
Have I got this right - distant objects appear dimmer and therefore farther away than their red-shift calculations would suggest. This may be because light is spontaneously disintegrating on its way to us?
posted by grahamwell at 7:49 AM on December 21, 2001


The only thing worth reading is this, the last sentence:

However, distinguishing this model from the accelerating Universe paradigm will likely be easier through improving the bounds on the couplings of ultra-light axions, by understanding the details of the intergalactic magnetic field, or by a precise independent determination of the equation of state for the dark energy component . . .
posted by boardman at 8:30 AM on December 21, 2001


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