Could Cosmic Redshift velocity be wrong?
Here are a few rapid sketches from one of my 1979
notebooks, exploring the concept, what if cosmic Red Shift has
nothing to do with velocity?
Redshift mechanism is presently argued as proof for the
expansion of the universe, in order to explain the famous
observation that the spectral redshifts of distant
intergalactic gas clouds increase in
proportion to their distance from the observer. This hypothesis is a
key feature of the
Bang model of
But is it really so? Consider the following thought
||You are suspended in a
swimming pool. The water of the swimming pool...
|...is dyed ever so slightly
||...Light bulbs are of
different intensities - they represent different galaxies..
||Since the blue end of the
spectrum is absorbed by intergalactic space faster than the red,
the observer can only distinguish the closer sources of
approaching light as approaching motion...
|A light source that is
located at an appreciable distance will not show any blue
shift, even though it is approaching us...
|Because of the intergalactic
medium (mostly hydrogen,) a far away light source will
appear increasingly red with respect to its distance from
the observer. Hence the phenomenon of Redshift...
This scenario suggests that the Doppler Redshift
is effective only at "short" distances, but that - as the illustration infers -
Redshift at cosmic distances does not denote velocity, only distance,
and would go some way to explaining why galaxies
so close to the supposed "Big Bang"
look much the same as they do around our local intergalactic neighborhood.
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