Periodicity In Extragalactic Redshifts

  • W. M. Napier


Claims that the redshifts of galaxies are quantized at intervals of ~24, ∼36 ~or ~72 kms−1 are being subjected to rigorous statistical scrutiny using new, accurate redshift data. The results of this enquiry to date are reviewed. The presence of a global galactocentric periodicity ~ 37.5 ± 0.2 kms−1 is confirmed at a high confidence level. A strong redshift periodicity of ~ 71.1 ± 1.3 kms−1 also exists amongst the galaxies of the outer regions of the Virgo cluster.


Local Group Spiral Galaxy Galactic Centre Search Volume Virgo Cluster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Napier
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  1. 1.Royal Observatory Blackford HillEdinburghScotland, UK

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