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Big-bang-defying giant of astronomy passes away
by John G. Hartnett
Published: 31 December 2013 (GMT+10)
Halton Arp passed away on Saturday morning 28th December 2013 in Munich, Germany. He will be sorely missed by many but not so much by others because of his challenges to the ruling big bang paradigm.
With Geoffrey Burbidge and others, Professor Halton Arp was a thorn in the side of those who held to the standard story line of the big bang. In many papers and several books1 he promoted the idea that quasars are born from the nucleus of active galaxiesparent galaxies.
In the standard big bang model their very large redshifts are interpreted according to the Hubble Law to mean they are the most distant sources in the universe.
According to Arps alternative model, evidence strongly suggests that they are associated with relatively nearby active galaxies and that they have been ejected from those parent galaxies.
One extremely good example of this was reported in the Astrophysical Journal2 in 2004 where a quasar was found embedded in the galaxy NGC 7319 only 8 arc minutes from its centre. See figure 1. The arrow indicates the quasar.
This finding was presented by Margaret Burbidge at the January 2004 AAS meeting in Atlanta. The response, according to Halton Arp, was overwhelming silence. It was reported on the University of California, San Diego webpage (10 January 2005).3 The subtitle is Can A Distant Quasar Lie Within A Nearby Galaxy?, extolling the riddle.
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Halton Arp (19272013)
well now he knows
Chip Arp will be missed. He was well liked by everyone ion the astronomical community.
Rest in Peace
Einstein was right! For the big bang to have happened, all laws of physics and nature would have to be suspended for some time and then have to be reinstated. It happened some other way, but not the big bang.
So far, the Big Bang seems to be holding up. There are problems with Arps’s theories which haven’t been resolved to anyone’s satisfaction.
In case anyone wants to know more about quasars.
Big Bang is a bunch of flagrant bullshit which should have been rejected on day one on purely philosophical grounds. Having all the mass of the universe collapsed to a point would be the mother of all black holes; nothing would ever “bang(TM)” its way out of that.
Wow that’s a memory from my youth.
RIP Mr. Arp.
I enjoy scientific anomalies and he found them, with proof.
Here’s a quasar TV commercial, featuring some chick named Welch.
Thanks for that :)
Ouch! Thanks Squawk 8888. R.I.P. to a giant. Three-list ping, four with an extra to APoD.
When you got nothing else, just call it a big bang.... everything out of nothing.
There’s no possible way of explaining what everything was even one second before the ‘big bang’.
Nice picture, oh, and the TV is nice too.
A black hole is a region of spacetime from which gravity prevents anything, including light, from escaping. The existence of black holes allows the compression of all matter into one huge singularity, which allows the Big Bang theory to be a possible truth.
However, the black hole model has been called into doubt by none other than Stephen Hawking, who now says that matter can escape from ‘black’ holes. If Black Holes aren't truly excape-proof, how is the formation of the exploding massive singularity possible?