Reinventing the Universe by Jerrold Thacker

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This book takes a new look at what is believed by astronomers today and finds that much that astronomers tell us is wrong! Some of the areas discussed in this book include:

1. The universe is not expanding, and there was not a Big Bang. The universe is much older than currently believed.

2. Quasars are not at enormous distances ascribed to them, and do not have the enormous energies astronomers would have you believe.

3. Many galaxies are not real, and instead are optical illusions caused by the bending of light by gravity.

4. There is a simple explanation for what astronomers call dark matter, and since they cant find it, it probably doesn't exist.

5. A new concept for pulsars is provided which does not rely on rotating neutron stars as an explanation.

6. A new explanation is provided for why the orbits of planets in the solar system are nearly circular.

7. Surprisingly, many, or even most, of the stars and galaxies that we see in the night sky are not real - they are mirages caused by the bending of light by gravity, as described by Einstein.

8. The speed of light may be best determined by the speed of neutrinos, rather than photons. This is because the speed of light is reduced by a gravitational field, and all measurements of the speed of light have been made in the gravitational fields of the earth and sun. This could be the explanation for the strange trajectories of the Pioneer 10 and 11 satellites.

9. There are numerous surprises within this book!

If you have ever wondered about some of the strange things astronomers would have us believe, this book is a must read!

About Jerrold Thacker

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Published October 15, 2012 251 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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