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Factoring the gravitational redshift of active galactic nuclei : toward clarification of the most mysterious objects in the universe
AuthorBurton, Robert G.
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Everybody loves a good mystery story. Perhaps the most intriguing mystery concerns the creation of the Universe. The story has been told many times, in many different ways, with both religious and scientific appeal. Each episode offers a tantalizing new discovery, but the mystery always remains with us.Nobody knows for sure how it will end. This book gives a different version of the episode about active galactic nuclei, the most mysterious objects in the Universe. The new version disputes their measured luminosities, and it establishes a more consistent evolutionary model based upon recent observations and spectrographic evidence. The technicalities are aimed at advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics, but the text is sufficiently intermixed with material easily understood by the layperson. Although many fundamental questions will remain unanswered, all readers are given to understand that we have been looking at these distant(?) objects through a distorted lens.
The book is a preview and eight-six informative images have been removed due to copyright protection. The full version of the book is available at https://www.amzn.com/1987980158/