Anyone know where we could dig up more cosmology papers (especially from Edwin Hubble) from that era?
If no recession is assumed, the observed nebular counts are satisfactorily described by supposing that we are observing a finite portion of a much larger universe of nebulae, but a universe in which the frequency of light varies uniformly with the distance.
If, on the other hand, recession is assumed, the observed nebular counts are not satisfactorily described by any of the homogeneous expanding models of general relativity, but if forced to fit require that the universe be closed, that we have already explored it to its outmost bounds with the 100-in. telescope, and that it is a universe dominantly filled with non-luminous matter distributed in such a way as to absorb or scatter negligibly small amounts of light.
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