Hubble's law

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Hubble's law

n.
An empirical law of observational cosmology stating that the velocities at which galaxies in the universe recede from one another is directly proportional to the distances between them.

[After Edwin Powell Hubblewho first formulated it.]

Hubble's law

n
(Astronomy) astronomy a law stating that the velocity of recession of a galaxy is proportional to its distance from the observer
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Noun1.Hubble's law - (astronomy) the generalization that the speed of recession of distant galaxies (the red shift) is proportional to their distance from the observer
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole