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New Results Reawaken Quasar Distance Dispute

Science  11 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5592, pp. 345
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5592.345a

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Two groups of researchers last week sought to deliver separate killer blows to a controversial theory which holds that quasars are not very distant and extremely bright, but are actually quite nearby and their large redshifts have some other cause. Instead, the teams seem to have simply stirred up the same old hornets' nest.