[Letter from Edwin Hubble to Edward Emerson Barnard]

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Creation: 1920

Following military service in World War I, Edwin Hubble accepted a position at Mount Wilson Observatory. His discoveries there included proving that nebulae were galaxies rather than simple clouds of gas and dust. His greatest discovery was that all galaxies appeared to be receding from us, therefore the universe was expanding. This 1920 letter from Hubble to astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard states that his own work is based on Barnard’s.

Title

[Letter from Edwin Hubble to Edward Emerson Barnard]

Date

Creation: 1920

Description

Following military service in World War I, Edwin Hubble accepted a position at Mount Wilson Observatory. His discoveries there included proving that nebulae were galaxies rather than simple clouds of gas and dust. His greatest discovery was that all galaxies appeared to be receding from us, therefore the universe was expanding. This 1920 letter from Hubble to astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard states that his own work is based on Barnard’s.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Letters (correspondence)

Source

MSS0031, Edward Emerson Barnard Papers, Box 18, 1892

Files

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Citation

“[Letter from Edwin Hubble to Edward Emerson Barnard],” Gallery, accessed October 16, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/989.