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Edwin Hubble

High School Project

Alaina Smith

on 15 September 2011

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Edwin Hubble Edwin Powell Hubble Born: November 20, 1889
Died: September 28, 1953 Alaina Smith
Famous Astronomer: Edwin Hubble
Teacher: Mrs. T-H Edwin Powell Hubble was born to John Powell Hubble and Virginia Lee James in Marshfield, Missouri. He moved to Wheaton, Illinois when he was 11 years old. Edwin Hubble was known more for his athletic abilities than his intelligence in high school. He won in first place seven times at his local track & field team at his high school. What country was Edwin born in?
Edwin was born in the United States of America. Where did Edwin go to school?
Wheaton High School in Wheaton, Illinois. When he graduated, he then went to the University of Chicago and the University of Oxford. Where did Edwin do their work? Edwin worked at Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles
County in California. He worked there until 1942, when he wanted
to fight in World War 2.
What is Edwin famous for? Edwin discovered that there are more galaxies than our own galaxy.
Also, he was the first one to realize that the universe is expanding, supporting and
helping create the Big Bang Theory (Which was officially created by Georges Lemaitre).
He discovered the "Doppler Shift" which is the wavelength of light that is made by a moving object. Three Interesting Facts about Edwin Hubble: He fought in World War 1
He practiced amatuer boxing in highschool
He taught spanish, physics and mathematics in New Albany, Indiana. Things named after Edwin Hubble:
The Hubble Space Telescope "Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science" ~ Edwin Hubble Sources: www.google.com
www.BrainyQuotes.com The End(:
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