American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015

  • Ellipticity, Its Origin and Progression in Comoving Galaxies

    Conrad Ranzan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 12-25
    Received: Apr. 01, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 12, 2015
    Published: May 07, 2015
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    Abstract: Conventional cosmology is based on (i) the Edwin Hubble discovery of the relationship between redshifted light and cosmic distance; (ii) the fact that "space" expansion causes spectral redshifting; and (iii) an extrapolation of space-medium expansion encompassing the entire universe. It is a cosmology that utterly fails in explaining the long-stand... Show More
  • Vulcanoid Asteroids and Sun-Grazing Comets – Past Encounters and Possible Outcomes

    Martin Beech, Lowell Peltier

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 26-36
    Received: Apr. 02, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2015
    Published: Apr. 27, 2015
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    Abstract: The region between 0.07 to 0.25 au from the Sun is regularly crossed by sungrazing and small perihelion distance periodic comets. This zone also supports stable orbits that may be occupied by Vulcanoid asteroids. In this article we review the circumstances associated with those comets known to have passed through the putative Vulcanoid region, and ... Show More