John Scalzi writes:
> Read today (3/20) about the fact the Milky Way, and other galaxiesYup, the story in in the main section of Monday's NY Times, around page
>in its local space are moving in a direction different than they way they
>are supposed to (i.e., expanding in the same outward direction as the rest
>of the universe). This comes from a study of the velocities, directions
>of galaxies in an area of about 500 million light years. New York Times
>science writer John Noble Wilford suggests that in order to explain this
>anamoly, we might have to do a little rewriting of our theories concerning
>universal expansion. I'm just a humble layman type, so I'm asking you guys:
>what does this all mean? Is a rewrite in order? Wilford's story should be
>in Monday's edition of the N.Y. Times for further perusal.
10 or 12.
Wilford describes the work of Tod Lauer and Marc Postman, who made
1. measured the redshift of the galaxy
The idea of their survey is to detect 'peculiar velocities', which
So, what Lauer and Postman did was to use their photometry to
If I remember correctly, what they found was that many galaxies,
So, the bottom line is, if Postman and Lauer are correct, then
Oh, and Postman and Lauer are both here at Princeton now, and tomorrow
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