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Photon Mass, Quasar Redshifts and Other Abnormal Redshifts

Abstract

As stated in a recent Nature editorial1 “the first claims that quasar redshifts were not caused by Doppler velocities of recession were met with general disbelief”. In spite of this, experimental evidence has been accumulating in favour of such non-velocity shifts (see, for example, refs. 2, 3). Burbidge (unpublished) has shown a significant anti-correlation between the apparent distance of a quasar and a nearby galaxy and the brightness of that galaxy (hence a correlation with its distance): this suggests a physical association, in many cases, between two objects, a QSO and an ordinary galaxy, displaying very different redshifts.

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