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steady-state model

[′sted·ē ¦stāt ′mäd·əl]
(petroleum engineering)
Electric or electrolytic analogs of a reservoir formation used to study the steady-state flow of fluids through porous media; includes gel, blotter, liquid, potentiometric, and similar models.
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As Simon Singh points out in his fascinating chronicle "Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe," only a minority still hold with the Steady State theory.
Before Luna 9, landing on the Moon wouldn't have been so "hard." Thomas Gold, the astronomer and physicist who helped develop the Steady State theory of cosmology, had imagined deep deposits of "moondust" filling craters and covering the large, dark plains of the maria.
Hoyle's reputation as a maverick scientist was greatly enhanced by his staunch defense of the Steady State theory even after the evidence against the original version became overwhelming.
"Show me the ashes of the Big Bang!" trumpeted Hermann Bondi, a popular lecturer and a principal advocate of the Steady State theory. Then lo!