Vesto Slipher
#12400 Overall Influence

Vesto Slipher

American astronomer


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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. He was also the first to relate these redshifts to velocity.

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Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Bloomington

Public research university located in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.

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#466 World Rank #121 USA Rank