Friedmanian cosmology with multiply connected spatial sections allows multiple images of cosmic sources, in particular of the galaxy itself. This is illustrated with a specific example of a closed hyperbolic model and a brief mention of a spherical model. Such images may eventually become observable (or recognized as such), thus providing a new test of relativistic cosmology.
NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
- Pub Date:
- December 1985
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