Hubble law


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Hubble law

[′həb·əl ‚lȯ]
(astronomy)
The principle that the distance of external galaxies from the earth is proportional to their redshift.
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Also moving the observer to another position in the expanding universe does not change the analysis (assuming the observer comoves, as per Hubble law, with the local masses).
In this short thesis, I show how the Hubble law, including its non-linearity with distance, can be deduced directly from the equations of the General Theory of Relativity.
In reality, the Hubble Law coincides fairly well with standard candle observations until d approaches [R.sub.u], where it then becomes non-linear and produces a result that mimics acceleration of the viewed object, if one still believes that Hubble's Law is linear.

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