Halton Arp—Big-Bang-defying giant passes away

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Halton Arp (March 21, 1927 – Dec. 28, 2013)

Halton Arp passed away on Saturday morning 28th December 2013 in Munich, Germany.  He will be sorely missed by many but not so much by others because of his challenges to the ruling big bang paradigm.

With Geoffrey Burbidge and others, Professor Halton Arp was a thorn in the side of those who held to the standard story line of the big bang.  In many papers and several books1 he promoted the idea that quasars are born from the nucleus of active galaxies—parent galaxies.

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