Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 33 - Astrophysics and Cosmology - Misconceptual Questions: 3

Answer

Choice B.

Work Step by Step

The observations fit perfectly with the model of an expanding universe. The cosmological principle states that the universe is both isotropic and homogeneous (see Figure 33-22), so such observations do not place Earth at the center of the universe. Also, such observations prove nothing about whether the expansion will eventually stop or not.
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