- About Edwin Hubble
Full name: Edwin Hubble
Also known as: Edwin Powell Hubble, Hubble, Edwin Powell
Education: University of Chicago
Professions: American astronomer
Residence: United States
- Edwin Hubble Death information
Died: Monday, 28th of September, 1953 (Age: 63)
- Edwin Hubble Biography
Edwin Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century. Hubble is known for showing that the recessional velocity of a galaxy increases with its distance from the earth, implying the universe is expanding. Known as "Hubble's law", this relation had been discovered previously by Georges Lemaître, a Belgian priest/astronomer who published his work in a less visible journal. There is still much controversy surrounding the issue, and some argue that it should be referred to as "Lemaître's law", although this change has not taken hold in the astronomy community.Edwin Hubble is also known for providing substantial evidence that many objects then classified as "nebulae" were actually galaxies beyond the Milky Way. American astronomer Vesto Slipher provided the first evidence for this argument almost a decade before.Edwin Hubble supported the Doppler shift interpretation of the observed redshift that had been proposed earlier by Slipher, and that led to the theory of the metric expansion of space. He tended to believe that the frequency of light could, by some so far unknown means, decrease the longer light travels through space.
- Edwin Hubble Family
Spouse: Grace Burke Sr.