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Cosmological Theory

Nature volume 141, pages 11421143 (25 June 1938) | Download Citation

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ON the assumption that the red-shifts observed in the spectra of the extra-galactic nebulæ are due to a Doppler effect, Hubble's observations indicate that the nebulæ are receding from us with velocities proportional to their distance from us. Thus at each point in space there exists a characteristic velocity and a preferred time-axis in four-dimensional spacetime, this preferred time-axis being that with respect to which the matter at the point is at rest.

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  1. University, St. Andrews. April 19.

    • F. L. ARNOT

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