A Summary Of Edwin Hubble's Early Life

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Dates: 1889-1957
Category: Biography

It's a remarkable fact that science took hundreds of years to come up with a theory to explain the origins of the universe. There's something quintessentially human about asking the question "where does the world come from?". Perhaps because it's a deeper, more fundamental version of "where do I come from?". Yet for most of human history, the answers to such empowered simple question could only be tempted by religion.

It wasn't until the middle of the twentieth century that science built a coherence and persuasive creation story of its own. It was a story based on theory, predictions and observation. The story that could finally explain what happened at the very beginning of time, the beginning of the universe itself. A little over a hundred years ago, if
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But when the twentieth century was at the gates of new and historical events, that began to change. New discoveries shook the old certainties and paved away for questions about "where the universe came from?". One observation transformed our ideas about the true scale of the universe. It began with a mystery in the sky. By the early part of the twentieth century, it was well known that our solar system lay within a galaxy, the milky way.

Early Life
Edwin Hubble was born on the 20th November 1889 in Marshfield Missouri, USA. His father, John Powell Hubble, was born on the third of April, 1860. John had a law degree and was an insurance salesman. Edwin's mother, Virginia Lee James, was born on the sixteenth of May, 1864. Edwin was the third of eight children, not all of whom survived childhood.

The Hubble family were financially prosperous. They lived in the suburbs of cities including Chicago and Louisville. Their homes were large and prestigious and staffed with servants. The Hubble children were all given chores to do because their parents believed this helped them develop better
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