Thin shells in flat McVittie spacetimes

Paul Haines, Joseph D. Harris

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The development of voids in a flat McVittie background is calculated, in the thin-shell approximation. This work follows closely that of Lake & Pim (1985); the basic modification is the introduction of the McVittie spacetime, which describes a spherical mass embedded in an asymptotically Robertson-Walker spacetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993


  • Cosmology: theory
  • Relativity


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