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CZ (km/s) Δy Δx Slope = Δy/Δx = H0 D (Mpc) The Hubble Diagram
Redshift when λo λe Redshift & Blueshift
λo Absorption lines can be blue-shifted (galaxy is moving toward us) or redshifted (galaxy is moving away). The velocity can be measured by the shift in the wavelength: v = cz = (λo - λe)/λo λe
Standard Candles A standard candle is an astrophysical object whose absolute magnitude is well known. By comparing the relative intensity of light observed from the object, with that based on its known absolute magnitude, the inverse square law for light intensity can be used to determine the distance to the object. Cepheids & Supernovae
The Inverse Square Law of Light … relates the absolute luminosity, M of an objectto its apparent luminosity m by m = M / r^2 where r is the distance.
Supernova 1994D Supernovae
4 Z4 CZ (km/s) 3 Z3 Z2 2 1 Z1 Z0 0 D1 D2 D3 D4 D D0 (Mpc) Original Hubble Diagram
Interpretation • H4 > H3 Decelerating Universe • H3>H2Decelerating Universe • H2 < H1 Accelerating Universe • H1 < H0 Accelerating Universe H = kilometres per second per Megaparsec
What next? Cosmological constant or Quintessence?
The Big Rip At last: proton decay