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Testing the Copernican principle with future radio-astronomy observations

Bester, Hertzog L.; Larena, Julien; Bishop, Nigel T.;
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Abstract
We use a direct observational approach to investigate the possibility of testing the Copernican principle with data from upcoming radio surveys. In particular we illustrate the importance of measuring derivatives transverse to the past light-cone when prior knowledge of the value of the cosmological constant is not available.
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arXiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
free text keywords: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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