Cosmological implications of massive gravitons

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New Astronomy 15,1 (2010) 175-179;


The van Dam-Veltman-Zakharov (vDVZ) discontinuity requires that the mass In of the graviton is exactly zero, otherwise measurements of the deflection of starlight by the Sun and the precession of Mercury's perihelion would conflict with their theoretical values. This theoretical discontinuity is open to question for numerous reasons. In this paper we show from a phenomenological viewpoint that the m > 0 hypothesis is in accord with Supernova la and CMB observations, and that the large scale structure of the universe suggests that m similar to 10(-30)eV/c(2). (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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January 2010

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