Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 191, Issue 1, pp 107–124 | Cite as

Inflation and compactification from Galaxy redshifts?

  • G. Paál
  • I. Horváth
  • B. Lukács


The distribution of galaxies in the pencil-beam surveys of Broadhurstet al. which proved periodical across 8–10 consecutive steps in a flat dust model withq0=0.5 is found to reveal extended periodicity up to 16–17 phase-coherent steps, covering the total sample, in a flat, moderately inflationary model withq0=−0.5 (vacuum/dust ratio 2/1). In the latter model the vacuum component helps to reach the critical density and lengthens the expansion time-scale. It is shown that the explanation of the found periodicity as a consequence of space compactification as suggested by G. Paál twenty years ago in connection with apparent quasar periodicities is still possible.


Dust Total Sample Space Compactification Critical Density Consecutive Step 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Paál
    • 1
  • I. Horváth
    • 2
  • B. Lukács
    • 2
  1. 1.Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Central Research Institute for PhysicsBudapestHungary

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