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 (hŭb′əl), Edwin Powell 1889-1953.
American astronomer who discovered (1929) that the velocities of galaxies increase with distance.
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(Biography) Edwin Powell. 1889–1953, US astronomer, noted for his investigations of nebulae and the recession of the galaxies
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(ˈhʌb əl)

Edwin Powell, 1889–1953, U.S. astronomer.
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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)
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