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Distant galaxies look like those close-by

Apropos the preceding item that the Expanding Universe Theory may be flawed, astronomers have discovered that supposedly distant galaxies look pretty much like those in our immediate neighborhood. Specifically, galaxies 10 billion light years away differ little spectrally speaking from those only a billion light years away. The point is that the distant galaxies should appear 9 billion years younger because their light took that long getting here. They look the same, and that fact could imply:

(1) Galaxies mature rapidly and do not change much after a billion years; (2) Our cosmic time scale is all wrong; (3) There was no Big Bang and galaxies may have widely varying ages; or (4) None of the above.

(Anonymous; "Most Distant Galaxies: Surprisingly Mature," Science News, 119:148, 1981.)

Reference. Distant galaxies are anomalously blue. See AWF1 in our Catalog: Satrs, Galaxies, Cosmos. For ordering information, visit: here.

From Science Frontiers #15, Spring 1981. 1981-2000 William R. Corliss