Hubble's Law


Hubble's Law
n. (Astronomy) scientific law that states that the speed at which distant galaxies move away from Earth is proportional to their distance from the observer

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hubble's law — n. the law, formulated by Edwin Hubble, that the velocities of distant galaxies moving away from the earth are directly proportional to their distance from the earth: cf. REDSHIFT …   English World dictionary

  • Hubble's law — Physical cosmology Universe · Big Bang …   Wikipedia

  • Hubble's law — noun Astronomy a law stating that the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) is related to its distance by a constant factor (Hubble s constant). Origin 1930s: named after the American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble …   English new terms dictionary

  • Hubble's law — noun (astronomy) the generalization that the speed of recession of distant galaxies (the red shift) is proportional to their distance from the observer • Syn: ↑Hubble law • Topics: ↑astronomy, ↑uranology • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hubble's law — Astron. the law that the velocity of recession of distant galaxies from our own is proportional to their distance from us. [1930 35; named after E. P. HUBBLE, discoverer of the relationship] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hubble's law — noun alternative spelling of Hubble law …   Wiktionary

  • Hubble — may refer to:* Edwin Hubble, an American astronomer * Hubble s law, a statement in physical cosmology * Hubble Space Telescope, named after Edwin Hubble * Hubble sequence, a classification of galaxy types * 2069 Hubble, an asteroid * Hubble… …   Wikipedia

  • Hubble constant — ☆ Hubble constant n. a ratio expressing the rate at which the universe is expanding, the so called constant in Hubble s law, equal to the velocity of a receding galaxy divided by its distance from the earth: symbol, H0 * * * …   Universalium

  • Hubble constant — ☆ Hubble constant n. a ratio expressing the rate at which the universe is expanding, the so called constant in Hubble s law, equal to the velocity of a receding galaxy divided by its distance from the earth: symbol, H0 …   English World dictionary

  • Hubble , Edwin Powell — (1889–1953) American astronomer and cosmologist Hubble, who was born in Marshfield, Missouri, was the son of a lawyer. He was educated at the University of Chicago where he was influenced by the astronomer George Hale and, as a good athlete, was… …   Scientists


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