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Meaning of Olbers' paradox

Ol'bers' par'adox

Pronunciation: (ōl'burz), [key]
— Astron. Astron.
  1. the paradox that if the universe consisted of an infinite number of stars equally distributed through space, then every line of sight would come from a star and the night sky would glow uniformly, which is observationally not true.
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