Revolution in Astronomy
Bahram Katirai has written a book that could revolutionize our understanding of stellar objects such as binaries, star clusters, novas and galaxies. Katirai claims that a number of the current theories in astronomy are based on faulty assumptions and speculations that were made centuries ago.
A series of recent studies, produced by cutting edge technology such as Hipparcos and others, actually contradict the theories. These theories, in turn, have created numerous unanswered problems such as why the direction of the motion, velocity and types of star near the sun do not conform to the current ideas about the Milky Way. Katirai pinpoints the root problems by examining how astronomers determine the distances of stars.