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Hubble, Edwin

An American astronomer who lived from 1889 to 1953. Hubble discovered the expansion of the universe by measuring the red shifts of many galaxies. He also discovered that the recession velocity of a given galaxy is proportional to its distance from the Milky Way. Hubble Space Telescope is named after him.

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Astronomical Firsts June 10, 2010

Featured Images

Edwin Hubble at the 100-inch Hooker Telescope

First View November 2, 2017

Double Dribble November 20, 2014

Radio Programs

First Look A first glimpse at a new universe November 2, 2017

The Great War, V American astronomers in World War I May 13, 2016

More Edwin Hubble Discovering the expanding universe November 20, 2014

Edwin Hubble A memento of a college basketball star November 19, 2014