American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and for whom the space telescope was named.
He was a talented sprinter and won numerous track meets in high school.
He is known for showing that the recessional velocity of a galaxy increases with its distance from the earth, implying the universe is expanding.
His parents were named Virginia Lee James and John Powell Hubble.
He made great advances in our knowledge of space like fellow astronomer, Clyde W. Tombaugh.
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