distance measurements and cosmology

15 Jun 2020

Robert also sent in this link to https://phys.org/news/2020-06-distance-bolster-basic-universe.html ... new distance measurements bolster challenge to basic model of universe. A new set of precision measurements using a modern telescope array suggest cosmologists need to revise the standard model of the universe. Or that is the big headline. What do they mean by this. Some sort of tinkering with the model. Robert is sceptical. He adds, perhaps they should admit their consensus model does not work. At all. Then, start again from the beginning which may include having another look at Big Bang. That is not likely to happen so we can expect more playing around at the edges, and nothing else. Scientists aren't going to abandon ideas they have accepted all through their career and have written papers with that as the basic ingredient. Robert says, may be Halton Arp was right all along. That would be an awesome outcome. See for example www.youtube.com/watch?v=icauYGgsNh0

The same story is at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/14/new-distance-measurements-bolster... ... which comes with lots of comments.