Volume 5: Pages 39-43, 1992
The 3 K Background Emission, the Formation of Galaxies, and the Large‐Scale Structure of the Universe
Gilles Corriveau 1
159 Wilmot Place, #114, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2J8 Canada
In this paper we assume an infinite universe in space and time filled throughout with a diffuse gas (molecular hydrogen), called the intergalactic gas. An infinite universe implies that there have always existed past generations of galaxy clusters. It is suggested that the formation of galaxy clusters results from minute density fluctuations in the intergalactic gas generated by gravitational waves, those waves radiated mainly from stars orbiting near the center of galaxies and from the orbital motion of galaxies near the center of galaxy clusters. The density fluctuation spectrum should therefore have two peaks with wavelengths about 2 Mpc to 8 Mpc and 250 Mpc. Galaxy clusters develop in regions of constructive interference of these gravitational waves. In this way, galaxies generate new galaxies. In such universe the redshift of spectral lines from distant galaxies results from the interaction of light with the intergalactic gas. Photons lose energy with distance in the gas. Olbers' paradox is solved by the redshift of stellar radiation. Finally, the 3 K background emission is believed to be the thermal emission of the intergalactic gas.
Keywords: 3 K background emission, large‐scale structure of the universe, Olbers' paradox, primordial elements, dark matter, formation of galaxies, redshift
Received: May 7, 1990; Published Online: December 15, 2008