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Redshifts and Microwaves

  Feb 19, 2014 Modern astronomy surely suffers from a kind of blindness. It is either a blindness of mind or one of practice. The continuing presence of Big Bang cosmology among those who are charged with increasing the store … Continue reading

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Redshifts and Microwaves

  Sep 12, 2013 Modern astronomy surely suffers from a kind of blindness. It is either a blindness of mind or one of practice. The continuing presence of Big Bang cosmology among those who are charged with increasing the store … Continue reading

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Redshifts and Microwaves

  March 29, 2013 Modern astronomy surely suffers from a kind of blindness. It is either a blindness of mind or one of practice. The continuing presence of Big Bang cosmology among those who are charged with increasing the store … Continue reading

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The Dark Energy Survey

  May 05, 2014 The expansion of the Universe is said to be speeding up. In 1997, two teams of astronomers were studying Type 1a supernovae, when they found that there was “something wrong” with their data. By way of … Continue reading

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Not So Far

  Oct 24, 2014 If redshift equals distance calculations are incorrect, the Universe could be a much different looking place. “Of course, if one ignores contradictory observations, one can claim to have an ‘elegant’ or ‘robust’ theory. But it isn’t … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Web Imager

  Oct 23, 2014 Make room for “dim matter”. The Intergalactic Medium (IGM) is where galaxies are born, according to standard theories; it is also where they live. It is thought to be a diffuse gas connecting all galaxies in the … Continue reading

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Weighing the Void

  Oct 16, 2014 Can the Universe be weighed in the balance? What causes the formation of compact galactic clumps and filaments? One proposal is that gravitational “tidal forces” pull stars and gas out of other galaxies as they pass by … Continue reading

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On Donder! On Blitzar!

  Oct 15, 2014 Radio bursts from intergalactic space. Several Picture of the Day articles address the problems with Gamma Ray Bursters (GRB). GRBs are said to be incredibly powerful electromagnetic emissions generated by neutron star collisions, supernova explosions, or black … Continue reading

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La Grasa Oscura

  Oct 06, 2014 The largest galaxy cluster is said to contain a majority of dark matter. “One can show the following: given any rule, however ‘fundamental’ or ‘necessary’ for science, there are always circumstances when it is advisable not only … Continue reading

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Failed Star or Cosmic Short Circuit?

  Sep 29, 2014 Supernovae might not be what astrophysicists claim. Type 1A supernovae are important to astronomers for two reasons: their light-curves, or graphs of their intensity over time, are considered to be so predictable that they can be … Continue reading

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