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    Famous Astronomers: Edwin Hubble

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    Prepare a brief biography for a major contributor to the field of astronomy. Describe his major contribution(s) to astronomy.

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    Question: Prepare a brief biography for a major contributor to the field of astronomy. Describe his major contribution(s) to astronomy.

    Edwin Hubble was one of the major contributors to the field of astronomy. He revolutionized astronomy by showing that the universe is much larger than had been previously thought. Hubble had succeeded in answering questions such as, "Are there objects beyond the Milky Way?" by discovering other galaxies. He provided observational evidence for the theory of an expanding universe. One of Hubble's most important findings is that the further away the galaxy is, the ...

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    This response explains how Edwin Hubble contributed significantly to the field of astronomy. The explanation discusses how Hubble revolutionized astronomy by showing that the universe was larger than was previously thought, creating the Hubble Law, discovering that the universe was expanding, and designing and constructing the Hale 200-inch Telescope on Palomar Mountain. The solution is 355 words with two references.

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