Science: End to Explosion?

Is the universe exploding—expanding swiftly into the uttermost reaches of space? Scientists have been puzzling over the startling speculation ever since the 1920s, when Mount Wilson Astronomers Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason discovered that the glow from distant galaxies was of a longer wave length than normal. Since light from a receding source shifts toward the red (long wave length) end of the spectrum, the Hubble-Humason observations seemed to suggest that far-out galaxies are all speeding away from the earth and from each other.

Though many a cosmologist was bothered by the bizarre idea of a swiftly expanding universe, no one yet...

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