Hubble's law

noun Astronomy a law stating that the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) is related to its distance by a constant factor (Hubble's constant).
Origin
1930s: named after the American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble.

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  • Hubble , Edwin Powell — (1889–1953) American astronomer and cosmologist Hubble, who was born in Marshfield, Missouri, was the son of a lawyer. He was educated at the University of Chicago where he was influenced by the astronomer George Hale and, as a good athlete, was… …   Scientists

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