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SETI IMPORTANT NUMERICAL CORRECTION TO HUBBLE CONSTANT PRESS

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Wed, 26 May 1999 10:43:14 -0400

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STScI-PR99-19
>Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 16:30:42 -0400
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>Subject: IMPORTANT NUMERICAL CORRECTION TO HUBBLE CONSTANT PRESS RELEASE
>STScI-PR99-19
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>Space Telescope Science Institute press release #99-19 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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> "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."
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>Corrections will be made as soon as possible to web copies located at
>http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/1999/19
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