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Vesto Slipher

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Gender Male
Death54 years ago
Date of birth November 11,1875
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Born Mulberry
United States
Date of died November 8,1969
United States
SiblingsEarl C. Slipher
Job Astronomer
Awards Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
Bruce Medal
Henry Draper Medal
Lalande Prize
Education Indiana University Bloomington
Known forExpanding universe
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Vesto Slipher Life story

Vesto Melvin Slipher was an American astronomer who performed the first measurements of radial velocities for galaxies. He was the first to discover that distant galaxies are redshifted, thus providing the first empirical basis for the expansion of the universe.

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