## Using Hubble's Law

### Using Hubble's Law

Recap: Your astronomy professor has tasked the class with determining the velocity of Andromeda with respect to the Milky Way. You thought of three possible ways to do this, one of which will give you the right answer. You've decided to try using Hubble's Law to find the velocity from M31's distance.

You learned in astronomy class that Hubble's Law is a relationship between the radial velocities of distant galaxies and their distance from us. The relationship can be stated:

where v is the recessional velocity of the galaxy, d is its distance
away, and H_{0} is Hubble's constant. So, for distant galaxies,
if you know the distance and the value of H_{0}, you should be
able to solve for the velocity.