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 Born 20 th of November 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri  Outstanding athlete in high school and college: baseball, football, basketball, track, and amateur.

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2  Born 20 th of November 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri  Outstanding athlete in high school and college: baseball, football, basketball, track, and amateur boxing  Bachelor of Science at the University of Chicago (math, astronomy, and philosophy)  Despite his intense interest in astronomy since boyhood, surrendered to his father’s request to study law  Bachelor’s, Master’s and Rhodes Scholar at The Queen’s College, Oxford (jurisprudence, literature, and Spanish)  In 1913, when his father died, he taught high school Spanish, math, and physics for one year before resuming his study of astronomy  PhD in astronomy at University of Chicago

3  Served in first World War as Major in United States Army  Studied astronomy at Cambridge after the war  From 1919 until his death, he worked at Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar Observatories  Served in the Army during the second World War at Aberdeen Proving Ground  Converted from Christianity to agnosticism  No funeral was held, nor is his burial site known

4  Proved that other galaxies exist outside of the Milky Way — previously, it was believed that the Milky Way Galaxy made up the entire Universe  Established a system of classifying galaxies, known as the Hubble Sequence  Hubble’s Law — proved through observation that the Universe is expanding, thus verifying the Big Bang Theory

5  Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal 1938 — “for outstanding lifetime contributions to astronomy” (Bruce Medal, 2013)  Franklin Medal 1939 — “a solar and engineering award…by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia” (Franklin Medal, 2013)  Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1940  Legion of Merit 1946 — “for outstanding contribution to ballistics research” (Edwin Hubble, 2013)  Asteroid 2069 Hubble  The crater Hubble on the Moon  Hubble Space Telescope  Hubble Planetarium in Brooklyn, NY

6  Edwin Hubble Highway — stretch of Interstate 44 passing through his birthplace, Marshfield, Missouri  Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians 2003  Postage stamp issued in 2008 "American Scientists" US stamp series  The Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative is awarded annually by the city of Marshfield, Missouri  Hubble Middle School in Wheaton, Illinois

7  Named after astronomer Edwin Hubble  Carried into orbit by Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990  Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely high-resolution images with almost no background light — observations have led to determining the rate of expansion of the universe

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9 Images. (2013). Retrieved from hubble photos&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&e i=h0Y1UpOANpLi8gTx6oCwBA&ved=0CCsQsA Q&biw=1600&bih=767&dpr=1


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