Edwin Hubble: The Milky Way

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Edwin Hubble one of the more well known astronomers of his era, was able to provide the understanding and knowledge capable for furthering the knowledge of the universe. Hired in 1919 to work at the Mount Wilson Observatory as one of the more junior astronomers, with the more important questions resulting in along the same lines of 'what 's the nature of the surrounding nebulae. ' It should be noted that Edwin Hubble was able to actually answer this question, explaining that these nebulae or rather some of them were not in the Milky Way galaxy. With the method he used to measure the distances he was able to prove that the universe was actually expanding. Building off the research and discoveries from Harlow Shapley who had measured the distance of the Milky Way, Hubble was able to determine the distance to the nearby Andromeda galaxy. It was also during this time that Hubble was able to discover that the universe was…show more content…
With all the discoveries Hubble would not allow what he had already discovered to be all that he had worked for. It was in this matter that Hubble was able to work with the information provided by Vesto Slipher. Through the careful mesurement of the Doppler shift of other galaxies, he was able to determine that there was a few galaxies that were moving at very high speeds heading towards the Milky Way. It was also through measuring the Doppler shift that Hubble was able to prove through a paper that he wrote in 1929 explaining that, and proving the universe was expanding. It was also through the Doppler shift and measuring the rate of expansion of the known universe that the possibility of determining the age of the universe is also possible. With everything that Edwin Hubble was able to accomplish in his life, Hubble was able to provide scientists and future generations with further wonder at the universe. With the launch of the Hubble space telescope, his name lives on to this day and further providing him with a legacy that will be

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