Is the Universe rotating?

  title={Is the Universe rotating?},
  author={P. Birch},
From the study of the position angles and polarization of high luminosity classical-double radio sources, it appears that the difference between the position angles of elongation and of polarization are highly organized, being generally positive in one half of the sky and negative in the other. The effect was first noticed amongst a sample of 94 3CR sources and later confirmed in three independent samples. Such a phenomenon can only have a physical explanation on a cosmic scale; an attractive… Expand
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  • A. Mészáros
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2016
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