Edwin Powell Hubble was one of the most influential astronomers of his time. He was born on November 20, 1889 in Missouri. His parents were John Hubble and Virginia Hubble. Edwin Hubble is best known for revolutionizing astronomy. The Hubble Space Telescope was named after him.
Quick Facts: –
- He determined that there are other galaxies in the Universe other than the Milky Way.
- He was researching Andromeda Nebulae, the small, fuzzy patches of light.
- In 1924, he announced the discovery of a variable star in Nebulae. He calculated the distance of this Cepheid.
- In 1990, NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope.
- He is best known for a concept known as Hubble’s Law. This law states that the other galaxies are moving away from the Milky Way and the moving speed is directly proportional to their distance from it.
- Hubble made a large number of contributions in the field of astronomy but he never received noble prize for his works.
- He began his professional life as a lawyer.
- Edwin was also a basketball player and boxer.
- He 1924, he married Grace Burke in Pasadena.
- He also served as a soldier in World War I.
- On September 28, 1953, he died at the age of 63.