Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953)

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

“The great spirals… apparently lie outside our stellar system.”

“We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known universe.”

“At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. The urge is older than history. It is not satisfied and it will not be oppressed.”

“The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.”

“The universe is unfolding as it should.”

“Observations always involve theory.”

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