Hubble’s Law, written by Edwin Hubble in the 1920s, describes the expansion of the Universe.
Edwin Hubble & Expansion of the Universe – Timeline
1917: Vesto Slipher discovered that the spectra of galaxies were almost always red shift (moving away). Infact, most galaxies are moving away and 2 out of 15 spirals moving at over 2 million miles per hour.
1929: Edwin Hubble derived distances to these galaxies and showed that implied recessional speed, v1, is proportional to its current distance from us
- Hubble’s Law: V – Hd, where H is Hubble’s constant (71 km·s –¹/Mpc), v is velocity, and d is distance
- The value of Hubble’s constant is how fast the Universe is expanding now; if Hubble’s constant is bigger, the Universe is expanding faster
1927: Belgian astronomer, G. Lamaitre, had a similar result, proving that the Universe is expanding
- Combined Einstein’s theory…
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