archive: SETI NASA News Release 99-65, entitled "HUBBLE COMPLETES EIGHT-YEAR

SETI NASA News Release 99-65, entitled "HUBBLE COMPLETES EIGHT-YEAR

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Tue, 25 May 1999 15:54:13 -0400

>Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 15:30:12 -0400 (EDT)
>From: NASANews@hq.nasa.gov
>Subject: NASA News Release 99-65, entitled "HUBBLE COMPLETES EIGHT-YEAR
EFFORT TO MEASURE EXPANDING UNIVERSE," contained an incorrect explanation
of Hubble's constant. The correct explanation is:
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>NASA News Release 99-65, entitled "HUBBLE COMPLETES EIGHT-
>YEAR EFFORT TO MEASURE EXPANDING UNIVERSE," contained an
>incorrect explanation of Hubble's constant. The correct
>explanation is:
>
> "The team measured Hubble's constant at 70 km/sec/mpc,
>with an uncertainty of 10 percent. This means that a galaxy
>appears to be moving 160,000 miles per hour faster for every
>3.3 million light-years away from Earth. "
>
>The entire news release, with the correction, can be found
>at:
>
> ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-065.txt
>
>
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