Distortion during Expansion of the Universe

The Hubble law produces a homologous expansion, which does not alter the shapes of patterns in the Universe. Other law such as a constant velocity (v = G*D0) or a quadratic law (v = I*D2) lead to a distortion of patterns.

distorted faces

The picture above shows the result of expanding a familiar object by a factor of two using the constant velocity D0 on the left, the linear Hubble D1 law in the middle, and the quadratic D2 law on the right.

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