Authors: Roger Ellman
Recent distance determinations to Type Ia supernovae [ SNe Ia ] by new means exceed the Hubble distance by 10 - 15%.1,2 The explanation that has been offered is an "anti-gravity effect" accelerating the universe' expansion. The effect is attributed to some unknown substance pervading cosmological space, a modern variant on the Ancients' fifth essence, "quintessence". In other research 3, the study of galaxies and the larger cosmic structures of groups of galaxies as rotating systems, with their concomitant balance of gravitational attraction [G.M.m/R2] and centripetal force [m.V2/R], has disclosed a component of the gravitational attraction that cannot be accounted for. It is inferred that a halo of "dark matter" pervades the galaxies and supplies the unaccounted for gravitation. Therefore, we are confronted with the contradiction:  the SNe Ia data with its hypothesis that the cosmos is operated on by an "anti-gravity effect", and  the rotation curves data which indicates that an additional gravitational effect is operating, not an anti-gravitational one. The two hypotheses are mutually exclusive. At least one is completely incorrect [the hypothesis, not the data] and quite possibly both hypotheses are wrong. That being the case, it is essential that alternative explanations for the SNe Ia data and the rotation curves data be sought. The status of such alternatives is reviewed and a new alternative, based on NASA reported observations of long-term satellite behavior, is suggested.
Comments: recovered from sciprint.org
[v1] 25 Feb 2007
Unique-IP document downloads: 12 times
Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.