Accession Number : AD0623282

Title :   OLBERS' PARADOX AND COSMOLOGICAL MODELS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,A. G.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A review of Olbers' Paradox is given; it is noted how Olbers' assumptions, postulated in 1826, can be used to classify generically the current cosmological models. Hierarchal homogeneity was examined as a basis for new types of cosmological models. The assumption of hierarchal distribution of matter is suggested to account for the observed night-sky brightness.

Descriptors :   (*ASTRONOMY, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), STARS, DISTRIBUTION, NIGHT SKY, SKY BRIGHTNESS, THEORY, CLASSIFICATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE