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Edwin Arthur Hubble

Birthplace: Camberwell
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Son of James Nicholas Hubble and Sophia Jane Keast
Husband of Elizabeth Louisa Spier
Father of <private> Hubble; <private> Hubble; <private> Hubble and <private> Hubble
Brother of Alfred Hubble; Mary Jane Hubble; Charles James Hubble; Ada Lucy Hubble; Miriam Esther Hubble and 2 others

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Edwin Arthur Hubble

Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer who profoundly changed our understanding of the universe by demonstrating the existence of galaxies other than our own, the Milky Way.

He also discovered that the degree of "Doppler shift" (specifically "redshift") observed in the light spectra from other galaxies increased in proportion to a particular galaxy's distance from Earth.

This relationship became known as Hubble's law, and helped establish that the universe is expanding. Hubble has sometimes been incorrectly credited with discovering the Doppler shift in the spectra of galaxies, but this had already been observed earlier by Vesto Slipher, whose data Hubble used.

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