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Further Remarks on the Cosmological Time Scale

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.

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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 [1]. 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 [1]. 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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