They say that “This is in accord with the theoretical expectation that the typical sizes of the luminous parts of galaxies should track the expected evolution in the virial radius of dark matter halos.” However, this is a reasoning about a fudge factor.
Instead, the observations suggest that the Universe and all physical objects contract uniformly as an exponential function of time, only free waves being excepted. Distant events proceed, then, more slowly, while angular sizes remain unaffected, approximately as observed. Due to the universality of the contraction, the Universe remains static in the view of observers.
The size of any distant object was larger, but its distance from us was also proportionally larger. Therefore, the angular sizes apper to be unaffected.And wouldn’t angular sizes appear larger since we observe back to a time to when sizes really were larger?
They would appear blueshifted (a Doppler effect) if the standard of comparison did not contract in proportion.wouldn’t distant galaxies appear blueshifted?
This is an important question, but I cannot really offer a satisfactory answer to it. This is so since my approach up to the conclusion that light waves do not contract was purely phenomenological. This just emerges as the simplest description of the evidence. I think that a contraction requires a two-way interaction and that free waves propagating at c escape from this. This would no longer be the case for standing waves, which should contract like physical objects, by a fraction of approximately 6.4 10−11 per year.What physical condition could prevent free waves from contracting along with everything else
I am aware that the idea of a universal contraction is not new, and I would not be surprised if Eddington had mentioned it, but I failed to find the relevant literature. I have now revised my paper, and it has been accepted for publication in Astrophysics and Space Science.Arthur Eddington was possibly to first to suggest this as an alternative to expansion theory where material contraction in a non-expanding universe creates the illusion of expanding space relative to the shrinking scale of observers. Russell Reierson coined the term “inverse expansion” to describe this phenomenon.
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