velocity-distance relation

velocity-distance relation

[və′läs·əd·ē ′dis·təns ri‚lā·shən]
(astronomy)
The relation wherein all the exterior galaxies are moving away from the galaxy that the sun is part of, with velocities that are greater with increasing distance of the galaxy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"I consider the velocity-distance relation, its formulation, testing and confirmation, as a Mount Wilson contribution and I am deeply concerned in its recognition as such," he wrote.
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