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Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 62
# 218
02-16-2013, 01:08 PM
My newest one is named U.S.S. Hubble, after Edwin Powell Hubble.

Hubble was an astronomer, and is who the Hubble Space Telescope is named after. I actually thought of the telescope, so maybe technically it's named after that...lol. I have been an amateur, or arm chair if you will..lol, astronomer since the 90's, and the Hubble Telescope has provided us with some of the most beautiful pictures of space. It helped pushed Einstein's theory of the existence of black holes into something that most astronomers now accept as fact. It told us that the universe appears to be expanding, and doing so at a faster rate than anticipated. It watched as comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter.

Hubble himself actually was a proponent of the universe expansion theory. He is the father of Hubble's Law, which dictates this. He did studies and wrote papers on extra-universal theories, such as light red shifting...or expanding....as the distance grew. He also pushed to make astronomy a natural part of science itself, since it helped to establish many import things in physics.

SO, my new character is more of a scientist than my original, and when I write of him it will reflect that, therefor, it is only natural that his ship would reflect that in name.

If anyone is interested in seeing some gorgeous sights of our universe, and learning more, you can become an arm chair astronomer as well, without leaving your computer. Click on the link below.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html


"Maybe space is not the final frontier," - Luke Minhere