Abstract

Two mutually contradictory trends can be discerned in cosmology during the past few decades. On one hand, there has been a huge development, both in quantity and in quality, of cosmological data. On the other hand, there has been a long-lasting stagnation as regards results concerning the fundamental questions of present-day cos mology. For example, the central question posed by the standard cosmological theory, whether the Universe is open or closed, has remained unanswered.

Keywords

Furnace Dust Microwave Helium Lution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toivo Jaakkola
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatory and Astrophysics LaboratoryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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