An Aging Star

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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

After the untimely death of his longtime friend and collaborator, Edwin Hubble, Humason takes up the task of finishing the program as far as the telescope on Mt Palomar can take it and publishing the work he and Hubble had started twenty-five years earlier. Soliciting the help of Nick Mayall and the Lick Observatory and Allan Sandage at the Carnegie Observatories, Milt and team publish the final results in 1956. With the work on the Hubble program complete Milt moves to finish his work with Fritz Zwicky on supernovas and the Hubble Atlas of Galaxies.

Keywords

Cosmic Microwave Background Mount Wilson Observatory Steady State Theory Schmidt Telescope High Resolution Photograph 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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