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Chemistry and Physics

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In this experiment, we analyzed the images and spectra of multiple galaxies and found the velocity and distance from Earth of each galaxy. Plotting the velocity against distance, we found a value for the Hubble constant using the slope of the trendline. This value was used to compute the age of the universe. Both the Hubble constant and the age of the universe were compared to the currently accepted values for consistency.

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Physics 223 Poster: Hubble Law

In this experiment, we analyzed the images and spectra of multiple galaxies and found the velocity and distance from Earth of each galaxy. Plotting the velocity against distance, we found a value for the Hubble constant using the slope of the trendline. This value was used to compute the age of the universe. Both the Hubble constant and the age of the universe were compared to the currently accepted values for consistency.