Comment on “Hubble flow variations as a test for inhomogeneous cosmology”
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Accepted: 12 February 2019
Saulder et al. (2019, A&A, 622, A83) have performed a novel observational test of the local expansion of the Universe for the standard cosmology as compared to an alternative model with differential cosmic expansion. Their analysis employs mock galaxy samples from the Millennium Simulation, a Newtonian N–body simulation on a ΛCDM background. For the differential expansion case the simulation has been deformed in an attempt to incorporate features of a particular inhomogeneous cosmology: the timescape model. It is shown that key geometrical features of the timescape cosmology have been omitted in this rescaling. Consequently, the differential expansion model tested by Saulder et al. (2019) cannot be considered to approximate the timescape cosmology.
Key words: cosmology: observations / dark energy / large-scale structure of Universe
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