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ERIC Number: EJ1084826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Where Is the Sun at Sunset?
Puri, Avi
Physics Education, v51 n1 Article 015005 Jan 2016
The question in the title above is exploited to analyse the relationship between different astronomical models and frames of reference. The paper highlights the fact that the geostatic model, the favoured model in ordinary discourse, even that of scientists, is at odds with two cherished principles, that of the rectilinear propagation of light, and that of a universal speed limit. The model requires spiral photon trajectories and speeds which are hyperfast, notions unfamiliar in current discourse.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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