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Facts and Speculations in Cosmology

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  • Dewey number: 523.1
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QB981 .N28 2008
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Cosmology

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521865043)




Contents

Abell, George
absolute scale of temperature
absorption lines
abundances
    of light nuclei
acceleration
Adams, John Couch
age of the universe
Airy, George
Alcatel-Lucent
Alpher, Ralph
alternative cosmologies
Ambartsumian, Viktor
Ampère, André Marie
Andersen, Hans Christian
Andromeda Nebula
anomalous redshifts
    and alignments
    in close pairs and groups of galaxies
    from VMH
    in quasar-galaxy associations: alignments
antimatter
anti-particles
apparent brightness
apparent magnitude
Archives Lemaître, Université Catholique
Aristarchus of Samos
Aristotle
    hypothesis of natural motion
    hypothesis of violent motion
arithmetical series
Arp, H. C. (Chip)
Arp 220
Arp–Hazard triplets
Aryabhata
    Aryabhatiya
astrologers
astroparticle physics
Australia Telescope National Facility
axiom
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Baade, Walter
    bet with Minkowskii
background X-rays
barred spiral galaxy
baryons
baryon number conservation
baryon number violation
baryonic (normal) matter
Beckenstein, J.
Bentley, Richard
beryllium
Bessel, Friedrich
    measurement of parallax of 61 Cygni by
beta decay
Bethe, Hans
Bhagavatam
big bang
big crunch
black-body radiation
black hole
    strong attraction near
black money
blueshift
Bohr, Niels
Bolton, John
Bondi, Hermann
boron
Bowen, Taffy
Bradley, James
    Aberration measurement of Gamma Draconis by
Brahma
Brahmanda
Brown dwarfs
Burbidge, Geoffrey
Burbidge, Margaret
C- field
3C 264
3C 273
    occultation by Moon of
CCD
Cameron, Al
carbon
CDM (cold dark matter)
    Candidate particles of
Central fire
Cepheid Variables
    period–luminosity relation for
CERN
Challis, James
Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan
Chandra X-ray Observatory
chemical elements
    atomic charge of
    atomic weight of
    building of
Chinese mythology
Clerke, Agnes
closure density
clusters of galaxies
closed space
CMBR screen
CN cycle
COBE satellite
    spectrum of radiation measured by
    inhomogeneities of radiation found by
colliding galaxies
Coma cluster
concordance in cosmology
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Cosmic hierarchy
cosmic radiation
cosmic rays
    energy of
cosmological constant Λ or λ
    volte-face on
    with negative sign
cosmological force
cosmological models
    de Sitter’s universe
    Einstein’s universe
    Friedmann (big bang) models
    Hoyle–Narlikar models using C-field
    Newton’s universe
    open and closed
cosmological principle (CP)
cosmology
Cotsakis, Spiros
Cotton, W.D.
Counter-Earth
counting of galaxies
counting radio sources
Crab Nebula
    explosion recorded by Chinese observers
    explosion recorded by American Indians
Crab pulsar
Crab supernova
creation of matter
    continuous
critical density
Curtis, Heber
curvature of space open, closed and flat space
    negative
    positive
    zero (flat space)
cyclic universe
61 Cygni
Cygnus A
Dadhich, Naresh
dark ages
dark energy
dark matter
    composition of
    in clusters of galaxies
    in spiral galaxies
    in QSSC
dark baryonic matter
darkness of night sky
Das, Prashanta K.
De Revolutionibus
de Sitter, William
de Vaucouleurs, Gerard
debate between Shapley and Curtis
deceleration parameter
decoupling of radiation from matter
Delta Cephei 245
density fluctuations
density parameter Ω
Deshpande, Kshitija
deuterium
    limit on primordial
deuteron
2dFGRS Team
Dialogue on the Two World Systems
Dicke, R.H.
Dingle, Herbert
Doppler
Doppler effect
Eagle Nebula
Eddington, Arthur
Einstein, Albert
    gravity theory of
    relation E=Mc2
Einstein’s universe
electromagnetic field
electromagnetic wave
electrons
electro-weak theory
elliptical galaxy
emission lines
Emperor’s New Clothes
end of physics
epicycles
epicyclic theory
epicycles of modern cosmology
epoch of last scattering
equilibrium process
erg
Eta Aquile 248
Euclid
ESO (European Southern Observatory)
evidence for dark matter
exact solution
expanding universe
explosive events
face of God
Faraday, Michael
Feretti, L.
field
    of negative energy
fine tuning
fireball
flat rotation curves
flat space
flatness problem
flux density
formation of light atomic nuclei
Fowler, Willy
Fraunhofer, Joseph von
    Fraunhofer lines
Frederick the Great
Friedmann, Alexander
    Friedmann models
Galactic centre
galactic disc
Galaxy
galaxy types 255 ( separately under different types)
galaxy groups 927
Galileo Galilei
    Inquisition on
    Proof of motion of the Earth by
    Use of telescope by
Galle, Johann G.
gamma ray bursts
    burst source GRB 031203
Gamow, George
    predictions of relic radiation temperature by
general relativity
    exact solution in
geocentric theory
geometric series
geometry
    Euclidean
    non-Euclidean
George III, King of England
GeV (Giga electron volt)
Giovanni, G.
globular clusters
Gold, Thomas
gold sample of Type Ia supernovae
Goodricke, John
gravitational constant G
gravitational force
gravitational lensing
gravitational redshift
Gunn and Oke
GUT (grand unified theory)
    GUT energy
    GUT epoch
Guth Alan
Guthrie, B.N.G.
Gutierrez, C.M.
Hale, George Ellery
Hale Telescope
Halley, Edmund
Halley’s comet
    in Bayeux Tapestry
    in the most recent visit
Hanbury Brown, Robert
Hawking, Stephen
Hazard, Cyril
HDM (hot dark matter)
    massive neutrino as
heliocentric theory
helium
    made in stars
Hercules cluster of galaxies
Herman, Robert
Herschel, William
    Discovery of Uranus by
    Milky Way map by
    telescopes built by
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf
Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
Hipparchus
homogeneity
horizon from Earth’s curvature
horizon problem
Horse-Head Nebula
Hoyle, Fred
    breakthrough in nucleosynthesis by
Hoyle: private collection
Hoyle and Narlikar
    gravity theory of
Hubble, Edwin P.
    measurements of distances of galaxies by
Hubble’s constant
Hubble’s law
Hubble bubble
Hubble Space Telescope Image Gallery
Humason, Milton
Hung, Ko
hydrogen
Indian Institute of Astrophysics
inertia
inflationary universe
    era of
    is it necessary?
    new models of
    lack of a definite theory of
inhomogeneity of large-scale structure
intergalactic dust
interstellar dust
interstellar extinction
inverse square law of illumination
    pitfalls of
invisible clothes
iron group of elements
irregular galaxy
isotopes
isotropic source
isotropy
Jain, P.
Jansky, Karl
Jansky (unit of flux density)
Jodrell Bank
Joshee, Deepak
Kant, Immanuel
    island universe hypothesis of
Kaptyn, J.C.
    Kaptyn universe
Karlsson, K.G.
Kazanas, Demosthenes
Kelvin, Lord
Kelvin temperature scale
Kepler, Johannes
    three laws of planetary motion by
Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)
Kukudmi
Lambert, J.H.
de Laplace, Pierre Simone
Lara, L.
large-scale structure
leaning tower of Pisa,
Leavitt, Henrietta
Lemaître, Abbé
Leverrier, Urbaine Jean
light year
Local Supercluster
Lopez Corredoira, Martin
Lord’s Bridge
Lovell, Bernard
luminosity
    of the Sun
M 32, elliptical galaxy
M 82, irregular galaxy
M 101, spiral galaxy
Mach, Ernst
Mach’s principle
Mackay, M.B.
Magellan
Magellanic Clouds
magnetic field
    in the Galaxy
main sequence"""""""""""""""Markarian
2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF
massive objects
mass–luminosity relation
Mather, J.C.
matter domination over antimatter
Matthews, Tom
Maxwell, James Clerk
Mayall, Nicholas
McKeller, A.
Mecanique Celeste 119
merging galaxies
Merrill, Paul
Messier, Charles
    Messier catalogue
metallic whiskers
microwaves
microwave background
    first detected
    predicted as relic radiation
    conjectured as relic starlight
    fluctuations of 225, 245–246, 247, 276; COBE, WMAP
Milgrom, Mordekai
Mills, Bernard
Mills cross antenna
Milky Way
minibang
mini-creation event (MCE)
Minkowski, Rudolf
MOND (modified Newtonian dynamics)
monopole problem
Monte Carlo programme
Motion of the earth
    Aberration resulting from
    Galileo’s proof of
Mount Wilson Observatory
    60-inch reflecting telescope in
Mount Wilson and Las Campanas Observatory
Mullard company
Napier, Bill
Napoleon
Narlikar, Jayant
NASA
    Hubble Heritage
NASA/CXC/M. Weiss
Nature of the universe
near-black hole (NBH)
    creation near
nebula
Neptune, discovery of
neutrinos
neutrons
New General Catalogue
Newton, Isaac
    apple tree of
    law of gravitation by
    laws of motion by
    magical years in the life of
    tests of the laws by
    universality of the laws by
Newton’s universe
NGC 1365
NGC 3079
NGC 3628
NGC 3810
NGC 4038–39
NGC 4256
NGC 4258
NGC 4319 and M 205
NGC 4676
NGC 5128
NGC 5548
NGC 6212 and 3C345
NGC 7603
NOAO/AURA/NSF
non-baryonic dark matter (NBDM)
Norse world tree
Noto Keith
nucleus of an atom
nuclei of galaxies
Oke, Beverley
Olbers, Heinrich
Olbers paradox
onion-skin structure
Oort, Jan
open space
Palomar Observatory
Palomar Observatory and California Institute of Technology
parallax
    use in distance measurement
Paranjpye, Arvind
Parkes
parsec
particle horizon
past light cone
Payne, Cecilia
peculiar galaxy
Penzias, Arno
perfect cosmological principle (PCP)
periodic redshifts
phase transition
Philolaos
photons
physics of stars
Pigott, Edward
Planck constant h
Planck particle (PP)
planet
planetary nebula
Pope on cosmology
Popper, Karl
positrons
postulate
primeval atom
primordial nucleosynthesis
Princeton University Physics Department
Proctor, R.A.
proper motions
protons
proton–proton chain
Pryce, Maurice
Ptolemy
Pujari, Anagha
Pythagoras
Pythagoreans
quantum mechanics
quantum theory of gravity
    era of
quasi-steady-state cosmology (QSSC)
    blueshifts in
    burnt out stars as dark matter in
    comparison with the standard model
    cycles of
    long-term time scale of expansion
    relic radiation from burnt out stars in
    scale factor of
    short-term time scale of oscillation
    synthesis of light nuclei in
    very old stars in
quasi-stellar objects (quasars, QSOs)
    aligned triplets of
    ejection from galaxies
Ra, Sun God
radio astronomy
    and cosmology
radio jets
radio sources
    optical identification of
rapid process
Reber, Grote
red giant
redshift
redshift–magnitude relation
repeatability of experiments
    lack of in standard model
relic starlight
resolution
Revati
Reynolds
right hypothesis
Ring Nebula
Robertson, H.P.
rotation speeds of neutral hydrogen clouds
rotations of spiral galaxies
Royal Astronomical Society
Russell, Henry Norris
Rutherford, Ernest
Ryle, Martin
Ryle–Hoyle controversy
Salam, Abdus
Salam–Weinberg approach: electro-weak theory
Sandage, Allan
Sanders, R.
Sato, Katsuhiko
scattering of light
Schmidt, Maarten
scientific hypothesis
selection effect
Shah, R.
Shapley, Harlow
Shimmins, A.J.
Shiva
singular epoch
Sky and Telescope
Slipher, Vesto Melvin
slow process
Smiley, Patricia, NRAO
Smoot, George
Souradeep, T.
spectroscope
spectrum
speed of light c
spiral arms
spiral galaxy
spiral nebulae
standard candle assumption
standard model ( big bang) 226–228
    limitations of
    schematic view of
static universe
statistical mechanics
steady state
steady-state theory
    accelerating expansion predicted by
    age distribution of galaxies in
    horizon in
    response to by academic community
Stebbins, Joel
Stebbins–Whitford effect
stellar evolution
stellar nucleosynthesis
Stephan, E.M.
Stephan’s quintet
strong force
Sulentic, Jack
Sun
superclusters
supernovae
    light curve of
    redshift–magnitude relation for
    Type Ia
supernova cosmology watch
supercooled steam
Sydney
symmetry
synchrotron radiation
Syntaxis
synthesis of heavier nuclei
Telescope in Education
tidal interaction
tidal phenomenon
Tifft, Bill
time–temperature relationship
tired light hypothesis
Tolman, R.C.
tuning fork diagram of galaxy types
twenty-one centimetre wavelength
Tycho Brahe
unified field theory
universe: accelerating or decelerating
    accelerating
    decelerating
untested in the laboratory
Uranus planet
    Discrepancy in the orbit of
van Maanen, Adrian
van Maanen’s observations
variable mass hypothesis (VMH)
velocity–distance relation
Venturi, T.
very early universe
Virgo Cluster
virial theorem
Vishnu
voids
Vorontsov–Velyaminov
VV 75
Walker, A.G.
wavelengths of coloured light
weak force
Weyl Hermann
Weyl’s postulate
Whaling, Ward
White hole
Whitford, Albert
Wickramasinghe, Chandra
Wien, Wilhelm
    Wien’s law
Wilkinson, David
Wilson, Robert
WIMP
WMAP implications
wrong hypothesis
Yang
Yerkes Observatory
Yin
yugas
Zwicky, Fritz


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