Edwin Hubble

Edwin Hubble

Name Edwin Hubble
Profession Astronomer
Date of Birth 1889-11-20
Place of Birth Marshfield, MO
Age 63 yrs
Death Date 1953-09-28
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Edwin Hubble

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.

Early Life Experience of Edwin Hubble

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

Trivia Info

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 and Relationship

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

Close Associates

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

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