Is the universe infinite?
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Jan16-11, 07:03 AM
Olber also had a counter-argument to that. He stated that the light from the distant stars would be dimmed since the matter between those stars and us would absorb the light. But that was wrong, because then, that matter would eventually heat up and shine like the stars.
But what Obler did not consider was that the stars had not been shining forever, but were formed at some point in time(finite time).
He also didn't consider the possibility of expansion and its effect on the light coming from those stars.