Expanding Confusion: Common Misconceptions of Cosmological Horizons and the Superluminal Expansion of the Universe

@article{Davis2004ExpandingCC,
  title={Expanding Confusion: Common Misconceptions of Cosmological Horizons and the Superluminal Expansion of the Universe},
  author={Tamara M. Davis and C. Lineweaver},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={97 - 109}
}
  • T. Davis, C. Lineweaver
  • Published 28 October 2003
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
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