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  Edwin Hubble - MSN Encarta
Edwin Hubble (1889–1953), American astronomer, who made important contributions to the study of galaxies, the expansion of the universe, and the size of the universe.
Hubble was the first to discover that fuzzy patches of light in the sky called spiral nebula were actually galaxies like Earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way.
In 1929 Hubble compared the distances of the galaxies to the speed at which they were moving away from Earth, and he found a direct and very consistent correlation: The farther a galaxy was from Earth, the faster it was receding.
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 Edwin Hubble
Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 - September 28, 1953) was a noted American astronomer who was able to show that the universe is expanding.
Hubble was born on in Marshfield, Missouri and his studies at the University of Chicago concentrated on mathematics and astronomy which led to a B.S. degree in 1910.
Hubble's observations in 1923-1924 with the Hooker Telescope established beyond doubt that the fuzzy "nebulae" seen earlier with less powerful telescopes were not part of our galaxy, as had been thought, but were galaxies themselves, outside the Milky Way.
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 Hubble Edwin Powell.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edwin Hubble by means of a telescope with diameter of a mirror on observatory Mount-Willson has proved 250 sm, that the Andromeda's fog and some other fogs have a star structure and are far outside the Milky Way.
Hubble has found out, that between beam speeds of movement of galaxies and distances up to them there is a linear dependence (Hubble's law), and has defined numerical value of factor of this dependence (Hubble's constant).
Edwin Hubble was one of oustanding astronomers of XX century and the pioneer of studying of far star systems.
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 EDWIN HUBBLE 1889-1953 By Allan Sandage (1989, JRASC Vol. 83, No.6)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is Hubble's zone of avoidance, the Hubble galaxy type, the Hubble sequence, the Hubble luminosity law for reflection nebulae, the Hubble luminosity profile for E galaxies, the Hubble constant, the Hubble time, the Hubble diagram, the Hubble redshift-distance relation, the Hubble radius for the universe, and now the Hubble Space Telescope.
As with Hubble's Cepheid paper 5 years before, and his space distribution paper to come 5 years in the future, Hubble's (1929b) discovery paper of the expansion was written so convincingly that it was believed almost immediately.
In perhaps the most important paper on the series, Hubble and Humason (1931) showed beyond doubt (a) the existence of the effect, (b) that it was linear with distance, and (c) that the brightest members of clusters are predominantly E galaxies (a major discovery related to galaxy and cluster formation).
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 Edwin Hubble
In 1925, Hubble invented a simple classification system for galaxies by using their shape (spiral, elliptical, and irregular) and the degree to which their shape was pronounced (such as a nearly circular elliptical is an E0 and a very elongated elliptical is an E7).
Hubble showed that the high redshifts (discovered by Vesto M. Slipher) of distant galaxies showed that the galaxies are speeding away at possibly thousands of miles per second.
Hubble invented a constant, known as Hubble's Constant, that is equal to the velocity of a receding galaxy divided by the distance to it.
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 About Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble, by his inspired use of the largest telescope of his time, the 100 inch reflector on the Mount Wilson Observatory, revolutionized our knowledge of the size, structure, and properties of the universe.
Edwin's mother was Virginia Lee James, from Virginia City, Nevada, and his father was John Powell Hubble, from Missouri, where Edwin himself was born in Marshfield on Novemeber 20, l889, during a visit to his grandparents.
Hubble recalls that the first description of her future husband was given to her by W.H. Wright, at that time Astronomer in the Lick Observatory.
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 EDWIN HUBBLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edwin P. Hubble, was staff astronomer at Carnegie Institution's Mount Wilson Observatory in California from 1919-1953.
Hubble co-discovered the velocity-distance relation, which led to the concept of the expanding universe.
Hubble was born in 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri.
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 Origins: Hubble: People: Edwin Hubble
Hubble was born in Marshfield, Missouri, in 1889, and moved with his family to Chicago nine years later.
Hubble was lucky enough to start his career at California's Mount Wilson Observatory, where the largest and most technologically advanced telescope in the world had just been built.
By plotting the distance of eighteen galaxies against their red shifts, Hubble discovered a direct relationship: Galaxies were moving away from earth at a rate proportional to their distance from us.
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 the @stro pages - @stro objects archive - Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble, Ph.D. Dr. Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) is probably one of the most famous observational astronomers of the 20th century.
Hubble was born in Marshfield, Missouri, to Virginia Lee James from Virginia City, Nevada, and John Powell Hubble from Missouri.
Hubble died of a stroke on September 28, 1953 and his memory has been honored with the naming of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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 Hubble Primer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hubble also devised the classification system for galaxies, grouping them by sizes and shapes, that astronomers still use today.
Known as Hubble’s Law, this discovery is the foundation of the Big Bang theory.
Hubble’s discovery is considered one of the greatest triumphs of 20th century astronomy.
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 Edwin Powell Hubble Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edwin Powell Hubble is famous for showing that many nebulae are external galaxies and for providing the first evidence for the Big Bang.
Edwin Hubble's grandfather introduced him to astronomy by building him a telescope for his 8th birthday.
Hubble supplemented his law studies with physics courses from such notables as Albert Michelson and Robert Millikan.
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 Edwin Hubble...SciPeeps.com
Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 - September 28, 1953) was a noted American astronomer, generally credited for discovering1 the redshift of galaxies and that the universe is expanding.
Hubble was born to an insurance executive in Marshfield, Missouri and moved to Wheaton, Illinois in 1898.
Hubble discovered the asteroid 1373 Cincinnati on August 30, 1935, and the asteroid 2069 Hubble is named for him.
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 Edwin Hubble
Edwin seems to have been particularly close to his paternal grandfather, and his grandfather once had an article by the twelve year old Edwin published in a local newspaper.
Hubble was able to show that the nearest spiral nebulae were galaxies of stars, clusters, dust and gas, like the Milky Way.
Edwin Hubble made observations of the redshift in light wavelengths from the galaxies.
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 Global Lithuanian Net. Edwin Hubble biography. UFO Page. Lithuania.
Hubble was born in Missouri in Nov. 20 1889 (died at Sept.28, 1953).
Hubble was able to measure the distances to only a handful of other galaxies, but he realised that as a rough guide he could take their apparent brightness as an indication of their distance.
Hubble made his great discoveries on the best telescope in the world at that time - the 100-inch telescope on Mount Wilson in southern California (He was director of Mt. Wilson Observatory) Today his name carried by the best telescope we have, not on Earth, but a satellite observatory orbiting our planet.
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 Edwin Hubble - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edwin Powell Hubble is renowned for determining that there are other galaxies in the Universe beyond the Milky Way, and for observing that the universe is expanding at a constant rate.
Hubble was a tall, elegant, athletic, man who at age 30 had an undergraduate degree in astronomy and mathematics, a legal degree as a Rhodes scholar, followed by a PhD in astronomy.
Hubble calculated it to be about 2 billion years ago, but more recent estimates have revised that to 20 billion years ago.
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 Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble developed several original concepts that have advanced the science of astronomy, but his first career choice was law.
Edwin Powell Hubble was born in Marshfield, Missouri, on November 29, 1889.
Hubble was instrumental in the design and construction of the 200-inch telescope installed at Mount Palomar Observatory and enjoyed the honor of being the first to use it.
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 Edwin Hubble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason found distances to the spiral nebulae.
When Hubble plotted the redshift vs. the distance of the galaxies, he found a surprising relation: more distant galaxies are moving faster away from us.
Hubble and Humason announced their result in 1931: the recession speed = H × distance, where H is a number now called the Hubble constant.
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 Hubble, Edwin Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hubble's interest in astronomy flowered at the University of Chicago, where he was inspired by the astronomer George E. Hale.
The universe, long considered static, was expanding; and, even more remarkably, as Hubble discovered in 1929, the universe was expanding in such a way that the ratio of the speed of the galaxies to their distance is a constant now called Hubble's constant.
Although Hubble was correct that the universe was expanding, his calculation of the value of the constant was incorrect, implying that the Milky Way system was larger than all other galaxies and that the entire universe was younger than the surmised age of the Earth.
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 Edwin Hubble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edwin Hubble was one of the first to argue that the red shift of distant galaxies is due to the Doppler effect induced by the expansion of the universe.
Edwin Hubble was born to an insurance executive in Marshfield, Missouri and moved to Wheaton, Illinois in 1889.
Hubble's observations in 1923–1924 with the Hooker Telescope established beyond doubt that the fuzzy "nebulae" seen earlier with less sensitive telescopes were not part of our galaxy, as had been thought, but were galaxies themselves, outside the Milky Way.
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 Facts About Edwin Hubble
Facts about Edwin Hubble as a youth included the fact that he was enamored of science and the mysteries of the universe at a very young age.
Edwin Hubble the young man include his stint as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University where, surprisingly he studied law and not astronomy.
Edwin Hubble in 1929 formulated Hubble's Law, which led astronomers to a factual way to determine the age of the universe and the proof that it is indeed expanding.
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 The Scale of the Universe Debate: Hubble Memoir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hubble advanced the astronomical horizon on the universe by steps relatively as large in his time as those taken by Galileo in his studies of the solar system, and by the Herschels in their investigations of our own Milky Way stellar system.
Edwin Hubble thus became the outstanding leader in the observational approach to cosmology, as contrasted with the previous work that involved much philosophical speculation.
Edwin's mother was Virginia Lee James, from Virginia City, Nevada, and his father was John Powell Hubble, from Missouri, where Edwin himself was born in Marshfield on November 20, l889, during a visit of the parents to his grandparents.
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 The European Homepage For The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope - The man behind the name
This sentence, written by Edwin Hubble recalling his youth, tells us a lot about this stubborn, ambitious, sometimes even snobbish and arrogant young man. A man who eventually broke the promise made to his father and followed the path dictated by his passion.
Edwin Hubble was born in Missouri in 1889, the son of an insurance executive, and moved to Chicago nine years later.
During his life, Hubble had tried to obtain the Nobel Prize, even hiring a publicity agent to promote his cause in the late 1940s, but all the effort was in vain as there was no category for astronomy.
www.spacetelescope.org /about/history/the_man_behind_the_name.html   (1298 words)

  
 Edwin Hubble Biography | World of Physics
Edwin Powell Hubble was born on November 20, 1889, in Marshfield, Missouri, to John P. Hubble, an agent in a fire insurance firm, and Virginia Lee James Hubble, a descendant of the American colonist Miles Standish.
Hubble graduated in 1910 with a B.S. in mathematics and astronomy.
Hubble's final contribution to astronomy was a photographic guide to the classification of galaxies, which he was in the process of working on when he died.
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 The Hubble Decade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hubble’s role in astronomy demonstrates the maxim that bigger isn’t necessarily better, even where telescopes are concerned.
Hubble has revealed rings and loops of gas around the now-defunct star, showing that during its lifetime the star was already shedding gas in copious quantities.
Hubble was staring at a seemingly fl spot of sky to see further than any other telescope had revealed.
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