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Should the night sky--between the stars--be dark? Explore this question, which is called Olber's paradox, at this site from the American Museum of Natural History. There you'll find out how some ideas from introductory physics, and some assumptions about the universe, lead to predictions about the night sky.
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Keywords: age, dark, sky
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 21, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 13, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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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>.
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Olber's Paradox: Why Is The Sky Dark at Night?. (2006, August 25). Retrieved November 30, 2022, 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
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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 30 November 2022).
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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. 30 Nov. 2022 <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 = {2022}, Number = {30 November 2022}, Month = {August 25, 2006}, Year = {2000} }
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