Expanding Space, Quasars and St. Augustine’s Fireworks

  title={Expanding Space, Quasars and St. Augustine’s Fireworks},
  author={O. I. Chashchina and Zurab K. Silagadze},
An attempt is made to explain time non-dilation allegedly observed in quasar light curves. The explanation is based on the assumption that quasar black holes are, in some sense, foreign for our Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe and do not participate in the Hubble flow. Although at first sight such a weird explanation requires unreasonably fine-tuned Big Bang initial conditions, we find a natural justification for it using the Milne cosmological model as an inspiration. 

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