The Universe may not be expanding, says astrophysicist

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Ever thought: what if the Universe wasn’t expanding? What about the Doppler Effect, then? Well, Theoretical astrophysicist Christof Wetterich says there is a different way as to why we are seeing what the normal effect would do to the affected.

Roger Highfield writes at Telegraph.co.uk,

Because the frequency or “pitch” of light increases with mass, Prof Wetterich argues that masses could have been lower long ago. If they had been constantly increasing, the colours of old galaxies would look red-shifted – and the degree of red shift would depend on how far away they were from Earth. “None of my colleagues has so far found any fault [with this],” Wetterich says.

Prof Wetterich takes the detached, even playful, view that his work marks a change in perspective, with two different views of reality: either the distances between galaxies grow, as in the traditional balloon picture, or the size…

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