red shift

red shift
(astronomy) a shift in the spectra of very distant galaxies toward longer wavelengths (toward the red end of the spectrum); generally interpreted as evidence that the universe is expanding
Syn: ↑redshift
Topics: ↑astronomy, ↑uranology
Hypernyms: ↑propagation

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