Edwin Hubble and Georges Lemaître (Artist's Illustration)
Edwin Hubble and Georges Lemaître (Artist's Illustration)
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News release ID: STScI-2011-36
Release Date: Nov 9, 2011
Image Use: Copyright
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This illustration shows American astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) on the right and Belgian priest and cosmologist Georges LemaƮtre (1894-1966) on the left. Based on new evidence, both scientists should share credit for independently uncovering evidence for the expanding universe in the late 1920s. LemaƮtre is also credited with proposing a theory for the origin of the universe that would later be called the "big bang." The telescope on the left is the 100-inch Hooker Telescope on Mt. Wilson in California. The Hubble Space Telescope is on the right.


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Announcements, Artwork, Cosmology, Distant Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Universe Age/Size

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)