Hubble


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Hubble: Hubble constant, Hubble law

Hub·ble

 (hŭb′əl), Edwin Powell 1889-1953.
American astronomer who discovered (1929) that the velocities of galaxies increase with distance.

Hubble

(ˈhʌbəl)
n
(Biography) Edwin Powell. 1889–1953, US astronomer, noted for his investigations of nebulae and the recession of the galaxies

Hub•ble

(ˈhʌb əl)

n.
Edwin Powell, 1889–1953, U.S. astronomer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hubble - United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
References in classic literature ?
Hubble shook her head, and contemplating me with a mournful presentiment that I should come to no good, asked, "Why is it that the young are never grateful?
Hubble remark that "a bit of savoury pork pie would lay atop of anything you could mention, and do no harm," and I heard Joe say, "You shall have some, Pip.
She explained that the details seen in the Hubble view show a lumpiness to the debris plume caused by turbulence in Jupiter's atmosphere.
As the Hubble Space Telescope's 18th birthday approaches, officials at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are planning to send astronauts to visit it.
NASA has announced some bad news about the Hubble Space Telescope.
PALMDALE - Palmdale School District students filed through SAGE Planetarium on Wednesday to get a close-up view of a photographic mosaic of a star birth cloud taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Rosen's 'Primary sources of Revolutionary Scientific Discoveries and Theories' set adds an important new contribution to the series with Hubble And The Big Bang, a 64-page survey of both Hubble and his contributions to astronomy.
Although only 28 years old, Chris Hubble has excelled because of his "whatever it takes" attitude.
The clamour over a plan to abandon the Hubble Space Telescope - and along with it, the most striking images of the universe the world has ever seen - has been so loud that Nasa's chief says the decision will be reviewed.
The key to determining the age of the universe is to make an accurate measurement of the rate at which it is expanding - the so-called Hubble constant.
com) - today announced new partnerships involving its Hubble colorimeter, a high-performance color measurement device developed for professional markets, for all types of displays, monitors and electronic projection screens.
From its vantage point high above the blurring effects of Earth's atmosphere, Hubble is one of the sharpest eyes ever to peer out at the universe.