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Olbers Paradox…

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German astronomer Heinrich Olbers  famously pondered  the “dark sky paradox” two centuries ago,  and suggested that hydrogen gas was blocking us from seeing all the stars at night.

His theory was dismissed,  but thanks to the Hubble Telescope,  we know know there are enough stars to fill the night sky,  as Olbers thought,  and  it appears the German may have been correct about why we couldn’t see them.

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/why-it-gets-dark-at-night-astronomers-prove-theory-olbers-paradox-a7360931.html

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Written by timeforthorns

October 23, 2016 at 10:06 am

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