Sunday, January 16, 2011

Edwin Hubble Quotes

Quotes by Edwin Hubble:

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

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

The great spirals... apparently lie outside our stellar system. -- Edwin Hubble

The universe is unfolding as it should. -- Edwin Hubble

The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons. -- Edwin 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 Hubble

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. -- Edwin Hubble

Past time is finite, future time is infinite. -- Edwin Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope (Credit: NASA)