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Edwin Powell,1889–1953, U.S. astronomer: pioneer in extragalactic research.
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Edwin Powell. 1889–1953, US astronomer, noted for his investigations of nebulae and the recession of the galaxies
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space telescope placed in orbit 1990, named for U.S. astronomer Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953).
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Edwin Powell 1889-1953
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American astronomer who demonstrated that there are galaxies beyond our own and that they are receding from ours, providing strong evidence that the universe is expanding. Hubble also established the first measurements for the age and radius of the known universe, and his methods for determining them remain in use today.
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