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'Tired-Light' Hypothesis Gets Re-Tired

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Science  29 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5526, pp. 2414
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5526.2414a

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The "tired-light" hypothesis, mainstay of a dwindling band of contrarians who deny the big bang and its corollary, the expanding universe, has suffered a one-two punch. Observations of supernovae and of galaxies provide the best direct evidence that the universe is truly expanding and promise to shed light on the evolution of galaxies to boot.