Hubble's Universe

Hubble's Universe

A Portrait of Our Cosmos

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A gallery of the most significant photographs of space as taken by the Hubble telescope explains what Hubble's achievements can tell us about the universe, its origins, and its future

Book News
Presents a gallery of 50 color photos of space, accompanied by explanatory text, and an introductory account of the Hubble Space Telescope's troubled history, how it works, and how it is helping us understand the origins of the universe. Among the images are a comet Hale-Bopp, a distant irregular galaxy, Galilean moons, jets from young stars, several planets, star-forming nebulae, star clusters, and supernovae. The explanations are suitable for motivated non-scientists; the photos are for everyone. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
The reality of space is daunting, even incomprehensible for many people. Consider that the great Sun around which our Earth revolves is a dust mote in a glowing cloud of hundreds of billions of stars called the Milky Way. Consider also that the Milky Way itself is just one of countless galaxies afloat in the vastness of space. The photos in Hubble's Universe bring that reality closer to home, filling us with wonder at the strangeness and beauty of the universe we inhabit.
Each breathtaking photograph is accompanied by a clear, informative caption. Simon Goodwin's introduction provides a fascinating account of the Hubble Space Telescope's troubled history, how it works, and its incalculable importance in helping us understand the origins - and perhaps ultimate fate - of our universe.
Hubble's Universe is not only for astronomers - it is for anyone, child or adult, who has looked up at the night sky with awe and curiosity.

Baker
& Taylor

A gallery of the most significant photographs of space as taken by the Hubble telescope explains what Hubble's achievements can tell us about the universe, its origins, and its future. Astronomy Bk Club, Lib of Science Bk Club, & Natural Science Bk Club.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Studio, 1997
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670873104
0670873101
Branch Call Number: 523 G
Characteristics: 127 p. :,chiefly ill. (some col.) ;,29 cm

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