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Resonance

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 216–225 | Cite as

Hubble, Hubble’s law and the expanding universe

  • J. S. Bagla
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Abstract

Hubble’s name is associated closely with the idea of an expanding universe as he discovered the relation between the recession velocity and the distances of galaxies. Hubble also did a lot of pioneering work on the distribution of galaxies in the universe. In this article we take a look at Hubble’s law and discuss how it relates with models of the universe. We also give a historical perspective of the discoveries that led to the Hubble’s law.

Keywords

Cosmology Big Bang expansion of universe 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harish-Chandra Research InstituteJhusi, AllahabadIndia

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