Nobel Prize for Erroneous ?Discovery? of Acceleration of Cosmic Expansion
Year: 2011 Pages: 1
Three cosmologists were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for their ?discovery? that the speed of cosmic expansion accelerates. This acceleration was deduced from observations showing that very distant supernovas look fainter and therefore, more distant than they should by constant or decelerating cosmic expansion. But this interpretation is wrong and based on the misleading dogma that light always moves towards us by a constant speed c. The real situation is quite different, because the larger the distance from which light travels, the slower is its speed towards us, as its actual speed c must be reduced by the speed v of extension of this distance thanks to cosmic expansion.