Anomalous Redshifts and the Variable Mass Hypothesis
Author: Narlikar, J.V.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 244, Numbers 1-2, 1996 , pp. 177-186(10)
Abstract:There are several observations of extragalactic objects that do not appear to be consistent with the cosmological hypothesis that their redshifts arise from the expansion of the universe. These phenomena are looked at in a spacetime framework that is wider in its scope than general relativity. This framework directly incorporates the Machian notion of inertia and is conformally invariant. The consequence of this approach is that the mass of a particle may not stay constant. Two alternative viewpoints are presented to explain how large redshifts could arise from emission of radiation by particles of low masses.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Post Bag 4 Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, India
Publication date: 1996-01-01