Zwicky, F. (1940) Further Remarks on the Cosmological Time Scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 26 (5). pp. 332-333. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ZWIpnas40
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Recent investigations on clusters of nebulae with the 18-inch Schmidt telescope on Palomar Mountain suggest that many large clusters of nebulae such as the Coma cluster represent statistically stationary configurations . Calculations show that, if one starts from originally random distributions of nebulae, the formation of stationary large clusters requires periods of time exceeding 10^18 years . Consequently, if the process of clustering of nebulae has actually reached a stationary state, it follows that the short-time scale demanded by the hypothesis of an expanding universe is untenable.
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