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    The Hubble Classification

    While working at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Edwin Hubble developed a galaxy classification system. 
    The “tuning fork” diagram above shows […]

  • Edwin Hubble – Homepage

    “At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The […]

Edwin Hubble – Homepage

“At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. The urge is older than history. It is not satisfied and it will not be oppressed.” – Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953)   Welcome to Edwinhubble.com Our site explores the life of the […]

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Taking pluto’s place?

How many planets are there in our solar system.  The answer seems to change from year to year, and 2016 may be the latest bounce. There’s evidence that at the furthest reaches of our solar system, there’s an icy planet which had remained undetected until now.  It appears to be around four times the size […]

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The Hubble Classification

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While working at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Edwin Hubble developed a galaxy classification system.  The “tuning fork” diagram above shows us three of the four shapes used to distinguish the various galaxies, E0 and E6 represent variables Elliptical galaxies, while Spiral Galaxies are represented by S0, Sa, Sb, and Sc, and Barred Spirals by SBa, […]

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Biography

Edwin Powell Hubble was born in the small town of Marshfield, Missouri, USA, on November 29th, 1889. In 1898, His family moved to Chicago, where he attended high school.  Young Edwin Hubble had been fascinated by science and mysterious new worlds from an early age, having spent his childhood reading the works of Jules Verne […]

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Hubble Gallery

Here are some images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, so named in honor of Edwin Hubble.  

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Timeline of Edwin Hubble’s published Works

Timeline of Edwin Hubble’s published Works   1920 -Photographic Investigations of Faint Nebulae (Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago). [Ph.D. dissertation] -The Color of the Nebulous Stars (with Frederick H. Seares) 1922 -A General Study of Diffuse Galactic Nebulae 1925 -NGC 6822, a Remote Stellar System -Cepheids in Spiral Nebulae 1926 -A Spiral Nebula as a […]

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