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Einstiens Static Universe

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Posted by Paul on June 30, 2004 03:35:33 UTC

Before Hubble, Einstien saw the universe as a static body, not expanding or contracting, static. He beleived that there must be a force that conteracts the attractive force of gravity. This force would prevent the universe from collapsing under the constant pull of gravity. He called this force the Cosmological Constant. A force PUSHING against the PULL of gravity keeping the Universe in perfect balance.
Then Hubble comes anlong and shows evidence to Einstien that the universe is expanding. Einstiens static universe theory is dead, he disbands his idea of the Cosmological Constant, and calls it "The biggest blunder of my life"

I wish Einstien understood more about wave propergation through space. He may have told Hubble, sorry Edwin, the reason you are seeing the light shifted to the red is because they are longer wave lenghts that have traveled further through space than the shorter wave lenghts. Shorter wave do not travel as far as long waves. Longer waves travel further than shorter waves.
Further more Edwin, with your theory,you will always have the illiusion that the univesere is expanding away from your point of observation, which hypotheiclly, could be anywhere witin this universe.

Place a spectrometer near a light source, measure the different waves that are being emmitted, double the distance between the light source and the spectometer, measure the waves being emmitted, double distance, same procedure. Do this enough times and eventually your spectrometer will only be able to detect the longer wave lenghts!!!

Was Einstien correct?

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