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A collection of quotes and sayings by Edwin Powell Hubble on contributions, discoveries, other-jobs, thoughts, history, astronomers, space, great and adventure.

22 Insightful Quotes By Edwin Powell Hubble That Will Take You Over The Moon

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Edwin Powell Hubble was a distinguished American astronomer who played a pivotal role in establishing the fields of observational cosmology and extragalactic astronomy. Hubble is considered to be one of the most important and greatest astronomers of all time. His researches, thoughts and discoveries also included the objects that were previously considered to be the clouds of dust and gases, but were in reality galaxies beyond the ‘Milky Way’. The ‘Hubble Space Telescope’ was named in his honour and a model of the same was prominently exhibited in his hometown. We have rounded some famous, popular, inspiring and motivating quotes and sayings by Edwin Powell Hubble which have been excerpted from his writings, thoughts, researches, discoveries, works and life. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Edwin Powell Hubble which are till date quoted widely.

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.

- The Realm of the Nebulae, Edwin Powell Hubble

Science is the one human activity that is truly progressive. The body of positive knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.

- The Realm of the Nebulae, Edwin Powell Hubble

Past time is finite, future time is infinite.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

All nature is a vast symbolism: Every material fact has sheathed within it a spiritual truth.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

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

- Edwin Powell Hubble

Observations always involve theory.

- The Realm of the Nebulae, Edwin Powell Hubble

The great spirals... apparently lie outside our stellar system.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

There we measure shadows, and we search among ghostly errors of measurement for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

Observation always involves theory.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

Science is the one human activity that is totally progressive.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

Wisdom cannot be directly transmitted, and does not readily accumulate through the ages.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

Astronomy is something like the ministry. No one should go into it without a call. I got that unmistakable call, and I know that even if I were second-rate or third-rate, it was astronomy that mattered.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

The great spirals, with their enormous radial velocities and insensible proper motions, apparently lie outside our Solar system.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

Not until the empirical resources are exhausted, need we pass on to the dreamy realms of speculation.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

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

- Edwin Powell Hubble

The universe is unfolding as it should.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

We do not know why we are born into the world, but we can try to find out what sort of a world it is - at least in its physical aspects.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

Equipped with our five senses - along with telescopes and microscopes and mass spectrometers and seismographs and magnetometers and particle accelerators and detectors sensitive to the entire electromagnetic spectrum - we explore the universe around us and call the adventure science.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

With increasing distance, our knowledge fades, and fades rapidly. Eventually, we reach the dim boundary-the utmost limits of our telescopes. There, we measure shadows, and we search among ghostly errors of measurement for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. Not until the empirical resources are exhausted, need we pass on to the dreamy realms of speculation.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

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.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

A scientist naturally and inevitably ... mulls over the data and guesses at a solution. He proceeds to testing of the guess by new data-predicting the consequences of the guess and then dispassionately inquiring whether or not the predictions are verified.

- Edwin Powell Hubble

The outstanding feature, however, is the possibility that the velocity-distance relation may represent the de Sitter effect, and hence that numerical data may be introduced into discussions of the general curvature of space.

- Edwin Powell Hubble