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Red-shifts and Power Outputs of Quasi-stellar Radio Sources

Nature volume 212, pages 165166 (08 October 1966) | Download Citation

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Hoyle and Burbidge1 have recently expressed the opinion that the red-shifts found in the spectra of the quasi-stellar objects are not related to distances. We believe that this view is unduly pessimistic and that the quasi-stellar radio sources can indeed be satisfactorily interpreted on a cosmological basis. Our reasons for making this statement are based on the construction of a log z versus mr diagram for known radio galaxies and the analysis of a somewhat similar diagram for the quasi-stellar sources which, given the cosmological interpretation, leads to results consistent with the log N-log S diagram.

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  1. David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

    • R. C. ROEDER
    •  & G. F. MITCHELL

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