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Accelerating universe alternative

  1. Aug 8, 2009 #1
    I read an article about 2 weeks ago (another astronomy major sent it to me, but unfortunately I'm having trouble find it, when I talk to him again I'll get the source and post it) that proposed an alternative to the universe expanding. The article stated that the reason we see light redshifted is because time is slowing down, and was, consequentially, "faster" in the past. This result keeps the speed of light constant, but since time is slowing down, the speed of light just appears to be "faster" the farther away we look. I'm only entering my second year as an astronomy/physics double major so my knowledge is limited; does this make sense or is it easily dismissed?
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    How could this possibly explain the fact that gravitationally bound systems display no cosmological redshift whereas unbound systems do?
  4. Aug 8, 2009 #3

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    It doesn't make any sense to ask this until you can point us to the source. Otherwise it's just "this guy told me".
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