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New Cosmic Distance and Age Indicator

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Article in The Astronomical Journal demonstrates a new accurate technique, surface brightness fluctuations observed in globular clusters and galaxies, for measuring distances and ages throughout the universe that should yield robust tests of the big bang model and more definitive cosmic design characteristics.


M. Cantiello, et al, “New Optical and Near-Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuation Models: A Primary Distance Indicator Ranging From Globular Clusters to Distant Galaxies,” Astronomical Journal, 125 (2003), pp. 2783-2808. See also Michael C. Liu, Stéphane Charlot, and James R. Graham, “Theoretical Predictions for Surface Brightness Fluctuations and Implications for Stellar Populations of Elliptical Galaxies,” Astrophysical Journal, 543 (2000), pp. 644-668; Michael C. Liu, James R. Graham, and Stéphane Charlot, “Surface Brightness Fluctuations of Fornax Cluster Galaxies: Calibration of Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuations and Evidence for Recent Star Formation,” Astrophysical Journal, 564 (2002), pp. 216-233.


RTB article: The Anthropic Principle

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, third edition

Subjects: Big Bang

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