THE PHYSICS OF QUASARS
by Y.P. Varshni, Department of Physics, Univ. of Ottawa
1979, 'Physics in Canada', vol 25, 11.
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The New Theory
The explanation that we have proposed
for the spectra of quasars is based on sound physical principles and is free
of any basic difficulty. The essential ingredients of the new explanation
- There is no red shift.
- The strength of the emission lines is due to laser action.
Next we compare the performances of the cosmological redshift hypothesis and
the plasma laser star model in explaining the various pieces of evidence on
the nature of quasars. We shall divide these into two broad categories:
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion
- Sir Isaac Newton
In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble
reasoning of a single individual.
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