Edwin Powell Hubble – The man who discovered the cosmos | ESA/Hubble

“I knew that even if I were second or third rate, it was astronomy that mattered.”

“This sentence, written by Edwin Hubble recalling his youth, tells us a lot about this stubborn, ambitious, sometimes even snobbish and arrogant young man. A man who eventually broke the promise made to his father and followed the path dictated by his passion.

As a result of Hubble’s work, our perception of mankind’s place in the Universe has changed forever: humans have once again been set aside from the centre of the Universe. When scientists decided to name the Space Telescope after the founder of modern cosmology the choice could not have been more appropriate.”

via Edwin Powell Hubble – The man who discovered the cosmos | ESA/Hubble.

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