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This website from the American Museum of Natural History provides a description of Olbers' Paradox which poses the question of why the sky is dark at night. The site presents an explanation for why a bright night sky would be expected but is not present and also describes the development of the paradox.  Implications about the age of the Universe and its expansion are included.
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age, dark, sky
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Metadata instance created July 21, 2006 by Ann Deml
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August 13, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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August 25, 2006
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(American Museum of Natural History , New York, 2000), WWW Document, (http://web.archive.org/web/20160121001029/http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/cosmic/cs_paradox.html).
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Olber's Paradox: Why Is The Sky Dark at Night?, (American Museum of Natural History , New York, 2000), <http://web.archive.org/web/20160121001029/http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/cosmic/cs_paradox.html>.
APA Format
Olber's Paradox: Why Is The Sky Dark at Night?. (2006, August 25). Retrieved December 12, 2017, from American Museum of Natural History : http://web.archive.org/web/20160121001029/http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/cosmic/cs_paradox.html
Chicago Format
American Museum of Natural History . Olber's Paradox: Why Is The Sky Dark at Night?. New York: American Museum of Natural History , August 25, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20160121001029/http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/cosmic/cs_paradox.html (accessed 12 December 2017).
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Olber's Paradox: Why Is The Sky Dark at Night?. New York: American Museum of Natural History , 2000. 25 Aug. 2006. 12 Dec. 2017 <http://web.archive.org/web/20160121001029/http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/cosmic/cs_paradox.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Olber's Paradox: Why Is The Sky Dark at Night?}, Publisher = {American Museum of Natural History }, Volume = {2017}, Number = {12 December 2017}, Month = {August 25, 2006}, Year = {2000} }
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