Cosmology by Bondi H.

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Cosmology offers with the present kingdom of pondering the elemental questions on the heart of the sphere of cosmology. extra emphasis than traditional is wear the connections to similar domain names of technology, corresponding to geometry, relativity, thermodynamics, particle physics, and - particularly - at the intrinsic connections among different subject matters.

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Penzias and R. Wilson, who, as is often the case, were looking for another thing. In 1957, Burbridge, Fowler and Hoyle worked out a theory of the nucleosynthesis of the heavier elements in the core of stars, which was able to account satisfactorily for the main data available from spectroscopic analyses. A second or third generation star, like our sun, contains from the beginning a small percent of heavy elements resulting from supernova explosions of stars from a previous generation. Hazard (1962) discovered the first quasi-stellar object (“quasar”), characterized by its extraordinary brightness, much larger than that of an ordinary galaxy, and its large recession velocity.

The velocity of light should compound differently with the velocity of the Earth in cases (a) and (b) rotated by 90° from (a), if there were such a thing as an ether drag, but no effect was observed neither in summer nor in winter in spite of the fact that the instrument's accuracy was more than sufficient to detect changes ten times smaller than those to be expected on the basic of the known translational velocity of the Earth (about 3 × l66 cm/sec). collaboration with Morley, confirming the constancy of the speed of light.

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