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Edwin Hubble

Astronomer Edwin Hubble

Profession: Astronomer

United States of America

Biography: "Hubble sequence" proving that the universe is expanding

Born: November 20, 1889
Birthplace: Marshfield, Missouri, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: September 28, 1953 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Cerebral thrombosis

Married Life

  • 1924-02-26 Astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke in Pasadena, California

Historical Events

  • 1923-10-05 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star
  • 1924-12-30 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
  • 1934-03-08 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars

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