Olbers’ Paradox

Olbers’ Paradox

Olbers’ Paradox disproves the old-world notion that the universe has always existed and is static in nature. Olbers’ Paradox states that since there are an infinite number of stars in the universe (i.e. any viewing angle from Earth into the night sky will eventually hit a star), the night sky should be uniformly bright. The resolution to this paradox is that the universe is not infinitely old. Additionally, it is also expanding. Both of these resolve the paradox.

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