Ask A Spaceman Ep. 106: How Do We Measure The Expansion Of The Universe?

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What’s the deal with redshift? How can we actually interpret velocities when it comes to cosmic expansion? And what’s with the recent tension over measuring the expansion rate? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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