Edwin Hubble

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Birthday
20, 1889
Birthplace
Marshfield, MO
Death Date
Sep 28, 1953 (63)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1889
Birthplace
Marshfield, MO
Death Date
Sep 28, 1953 (63)

About

American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and for whom the space telescope was named. He was one of the first scientists to postulate that many formerly known "nebulae" were actually galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

Before Fame

He was a talented sprinter and won numerous track meets in high school.

Trivia

He is known for showing that the recessional velocity of a galaxy increases with its distance from the earth, implying the universe is expanding.

Family Life

His parents were named Virginia Lee James and John Powell Hubble. He was married to Grace Burke from 1924 until his death in 1953.

Associated With

He made great advances in our knowledge of space like fellow astronomer, Clyde W. Tombaugh.