Western Washington University   College of Sciences and Technology   Physics/Astronomy Dept.   Bellingham, WA USA
 
ASTRO 101

Analemma
Asteroids
Aurora
Big Bang
Black Holes
Bode Titius
Brightest Stars
Comets
Constellations
Coordinates
Cosmology
Cruithne
Dark Matter
Eclipses
Galaxies
Historical
HR Diagram
Hubble's Law
Intelligent Life
Kepler's Laws
Leap Year
Light Waves
Lunar Libration
Messier Objects
Meteors
Milky Way
Moon
Moon Phases
Planets
Precession
Rainbows
Redshift
Seasons
Stellar Evolution
Stardust
Sun & Fusion
Telescopes
Tides
Time of Day
Twilight
Zodiac
 
Hubble Practice Test
Hubbles Law   Hubble's Constant   Raisin Pudding   Activity Lab   Galactic Recession   Galactic Redshifts   Exam

Here are some questions to help you decide whether you have grasped the basic concepts of Hubble's Law.

(click a question for a BIG hint)

  1. What is the relationship between a galaxy's distance and its motion relative to us?
  2. What led Edwin Hubble to believe the galaxies were receding from each other?
  3. What is meant by "Hubble's Constant" and what is its significance?
  4. Why do we appear to be in the center of the recession?
  5. How old is the Universe?
Cluster of Galaxies - Hubble Space Telescope Image