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, Volume 78, Issue 7, pp 289–296 | Cite as

The nature of the redshift and directly observed quasar statistics

  • I. E. Segal
  • J. F. Nicoll
  • P. Wu
  • Z. Zhou


The nature of the cosmic redshift is one of the most fundamental questions in modern science. Hubble's discovery of the apparent Expansion of the Universe is derived from observations on a small number of galaxies at very low redshifts. Today, quasar redshifts have a range more than 1000 times greater than those in Hubble's sample, and represent more than 100 times as many objects. A recent comprehensive compilation of published measurements provides the basis for a study indicating that quasar observations are not in good agreement with the original predictions of the Expanding Universe theory, but are well fit by the predictions of an alternative theory having fewer adjustable parameters.


Apparent Magnitude Large Redshift Selection Type Galaxy Sample Magnitude Cutoff 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Segal
    • 1
  • J. F. Nicoll
    • 1
  • P. Wu
    • 1
  • Z. Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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