Quasars, Redshifts and Controversies
For twenty years, the author has contested the 'establishment' view of quasars as the most distant objects in the universe. In this book, Arp presents the original observations and fundamental data on quasars and galaxies, and explains why he has concluded that: far from being the most distant objects in the universe, quasars are associated in space with relatively nearby galaxies; quasars' enormous redshifts do not arise from the expansion of the universe, but rather are intrinsic properties of the quasars themselves; many galaxies show redshift anomalies related to quasars' redshifts; quasars and galaxies have an origin far different from that assumed in the 'standard' big-bang model of the universe; many astronomers, despite the accumulation of compelling evidence, defend what Arp believes is a fundamentally incorrect assumption about cosmic objects.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Distances of Quasars
The Battle Over Statistics
Galaxies Visibly Connected to Quasars
Certain Galaxies with Many Quasars
Distribution of Quasars in Space
Galaxies with Excess Redshift
Small Excess Redshifts the Local Group
Correcting Intrinsic Redshifts and Identifying
Ejection from Galaxies
The Sociology of the Controversy
active galaxies alignment apparent magnitude association of quasars astronomers Astrophys Astrophysical Journal axies bright galaxies Burbidge Caltech central galaxy chance Chapter close compact companion galaxies confirmed connection cosmological counterjet density direction discussed ejection emission lines evidence example excess redshift fact fainter filaments galactic galaxy NGC Group of galaxies groups of quasars H II regions Hubble hydrogen hydrogen clouds interacting intrinsic redshift jects large galaxies line of quasars look low-redshift luminosity luminous M81 group main galaxy measured nearby galaxies nonvelocity redshifts nucleus observations Observatory optical original Palomar paper Peculiar Galaxies photographs physical picture quantization quasars radio emission radio galaxies Radio map radio quasars radio sources redshift distance redshift object result rotation sars Sculptor group shift shown in Figure shows spectra spiral arms spiral galaxy stars Stephan's Quintet Sulentic telescope theory three quasars tion velocity Virgo cluster X-ray X-ray emission X-ray material