Cosmological Redshift

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Formula:z = (λobserved - λinitial) / λinitial

Introduction to Cosmological Redshift

Cosmological redshift is a key concept in astronomy, used to measure the expansion of the universe. It occurs when the wavelength of light from a distant source is stretched as the universe expands, shifting toward the red end of the spectrum. The formula for calculating cosmological redshift is given by z, where λobserved is the observed wavelength and λinitial is the initial (emitted) wavelength.

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The wavelengths should be greater than zero.


This formula helps astronomers quantify the change in wavelength of light from distant celestial objects due to the expansion of the universe, allowing for the measurement of cosmological distances.

Tags: Astronomy, Cosmology, Redshift, Universe