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This site from the University of Oregon's Physics Department provides a description of Olbers' Paradox which asks why the night sky is dark.  The site presents diagrams and an explanation for why a static infinite universe would have a brightly illuminated night sky.  It also contains rationale for why this is not so, supporting calculations, and conclusions that can be drawn about the Universe.
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© 1994 University of Oregon, Department of Physics
Keywords:
Big Bang, dark, luminosity, sky
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J. Imamura, (1994), WWW Document, (https://pages.uoregon.edu/imamura/123cs/lecture-5/olbers.html).
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J. Imamura, Olbers' Paradox (1994), <https://pages.uoregon.edu/imamura/123cs/lecture-5/olbers.html>.
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Imamura, J. (1994, February 9). Olbers' Paradox. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://pages.uoregon.edu/imamura/123cs/lecture-5/olbers.html
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Imamura, Jim. Olbers' Paradox. February 9, 1994. https://pages.uoregon.edu/imamura/123cs/lecture-5/olbers.html (accessed 30 November 2022).
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Imamura, Jim. Olbers' Paradox. 1994. 9 Feb. 1994. 30 Nov. 2022 <https://pages.uoregon.edu/imamura/123cs/lecture-5/olbers.html>.
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