A&A 481, 629-633 (2008)
An attempt to check homogeneity at large scales by using galaxy samplesB. Lukács and N. Fáy
CRIP RMKI, Bp. 114, Pf. 49, 1525 Budapest, Hungary
(Received 21 December 2006 / Accepted 9 March 2007)
Aims. A statistical method is applied to galaxy samples to search for possible repetitions on 100 Mpc scales.
Methods. The method is based on autocorrelations, and is constructed in such a way that it does not detect structures of changing scales.
Results. The signal for non-randomness is moderate but significant. This result argues for homogeneity well above 300 Mpc scales.
Key words: large-scale structure of Universe -- distance scale -- cosmological parameters
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