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1. General Term: Hubble, Edwin (1889-1953)
Hubble, Edwin (1889-1953) American Astronomer who found the first evidence of the expansion of the
universe. The Hubble Space Telescope is named after him. For more on the Hubble
Space Telescope, see http://www.stsci.edu .
2. Science and Religion Topic: Stephen Meyer: The New Cosmology
3. General Term: Big Bang Cosmology
first confirmed in 1929 by Edwin Hubble s observations of the retreating
motion of galaxies.
During the decade following the
publication of his special theory of relativity, Einstein worked on applying it
to a dynamical theory of
4. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: The Beginnings of Big Bang Theory
extragalactic objects, Edwin Hubble , went a stage further. In 1924 he announced
the discovery that light from distant galaxies was systematically redder than
light from nearby galaxies and that the degree of red shift was proportional to
5. Intro Topic: Cosmology
in the late 1920's (with Edwin Hubble s finding that the
universe was expanding), many scientists rejected the idea because they thought
it smacked of religion. If the universe had a beginning they felt, then it must
have had a creator.