The Local Perspective on the Hubble Tension: Local Structure Does Not Impact Measurement of the Hubble Constant

  title={The Local Perspective on the Hubble Tension: Local Structure Does Not Impact Measurement of the Hubble Constant},
  author={W. Kenworthy and D. Scolnic and A. Riess},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
We use the largest sample to date of spectroscopic SN Ia distances and redshifts to look for evidence in the Hubble diagram of large scale outflows caused by local voids suggested to exist at z 20%, where the density contrast delta = Delta rho /rho) proposed in some galaxy count studies, and find no evidence of a change in the Hubble constant corresponding to a void with a sharp edge in the redshift range 0.023<z<0.15. With empirical precision of sigma_H_0 = 0.60%, we conclude that the distance… Expand

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