Edwin Powell Hubble

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United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)

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Strictly speaking, the commemorative 33-cent stamps are intended to honor not the orbiting telescope but the astronomer it is named for, Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953).
Los trabajos del estadounidense Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) tambien tienen que ver con el espacio, pero mas precisamente con la astronomia y hoy el primer telescopio fuera de la atmosfera, en orbita alrededor de la tierra, lleva su nombre.
The American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) used it in 1923 to study the Andromeda nebula and managed to make out some ordinary stars (not novas) in it.
Named for Edwin Powell Hubble (see 1923, Cepheids in Andromeda, and 1929, Receding Galaxies), who discovered some of the phenomena it was designed to explore, the boxcar-size unmanned observatory was, at 12 tons, the largest satellite ever launched.