Did Edwin Hubble plagiarize?

Edwin Hubble and Georges Lemaître (Artist's Illustration - http://hubblesite.org)

Recently Block published an astro-ph [arXiv:1106.3928 (2011)] insinuating that Hubble censored a prior publication of his famous and seminal discovery of the expansion of the universe. This issue was investigated by us in detail as part of the book: The Quest for Chemical Element Genesis and What the Chemical Elements Tell about the Universe (Accepted for publication, Springer Pub. Heidelberg, 2011.) Since the book is due in few months, we extract here the relevant parts.
Our summary: We exonerate Hubble from the charge that he censored or ignored or plagiarized Lemaitre’s earlier theoretical discovery…..

Read more: http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.0442v1.pdf

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