The Background of the Galaxies

IN NATURE of May 30, M. Leontovski1 shows that “To a most sensitive eye, the background of the galaxies would appear as a dark red.” Since the irresolvable background consists of nebulæ receding with nearly the speed of light, the age of these nebulæ, as observed, reckoned in our own time-scale, must be approximately one half the present age of our own… CONTINUE READING