The Universe Is NOT Expanding! – Well Pop Goes That Theory

The Universe Is NOT Expanding?

I have been brought up to understand that I live in an expanding universe, but now that theory has been popped. According to an article in Sci-News.com the universe is not expanding. Measurements have been made of the brightness of stars throughout the universe and they are not consistent with that which theory would predict if the universe were expanding in the way presumed for many years. If there is no significant expansion then the red shift seen in the light from distant objects must have another cause.

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Kuiper and Oort Objects

Here is a poster of Kuiper and Oort Objects

This poster/wall chart was produced by SPACE.COM as a quick guide to Kuiper and Oort Objects.

Kuiper and Oort Objects

Knowledge of the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud is sparse but it is known that some objects have very eccentric orbits. I think we can expect many more objects to be discovered in this area in coming years.

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Poster source: Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration.

Dwarf Planets In The Solar System

There is a new class of objects in the Solar System – Dwarf Planets – which now includes Pluto. See the poster below from SPACE.COM.

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Since this poster was produced there has been an addition – Sedna. Take a look at Kuiper and Oort Objects.

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Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Cosmic Inflation and Expansion of The Universe

This Poster Describes Cosmic Inflation and Expansion of The Universe

I’m sure we’re a long way from hearing the last on Cosmic Inflation and Expansion of The Universe, but here is a SPACE.COM chart briefly explaining inflation of the universe from a pinpoint to its present day size.

Cosmic Inflation and Expansion of The Universe

On 30th January 2015 Space.com announced: Inflation is not proven to have occurred as previously suspected in March 2014. The evidence for it has been discredited. Check it out at Space.com where Evidence for Cosmic Inflation Theory Bites the (Space) Dust.

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Source: Space.com – All about our solar system, outer space and exploration.