The Steady - TheSteadyStateTheory

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The Steady-State Theory Hoyle's triumph  in explaining how most elements coul d be created in stellar interiors fell outside the theory in which elements were created at the very  start. It was interpreted as favoring a rival theory. And Hoyle did favor a rival theory, which he had  played a large part in inventing and developing. In this theory the universe had always looked much  as it does now. There never had been a "big bang" a phrase that Hoyle invented in 1950, intending  the nickname as pejorative. [The Big Bang] is an irrational process that cannot be described in scientific terms … [nor]  challenged by an appeal to observation.          —Hoyle Who was Tommy Gold? Photo of Hoyle  at the  dedication of  the Anglo- Australian  Telescope,  with Prince  Charles, 1974. There is a charming story, not taken seriously by all historians, about how 
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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