The Hubble Cosmos

25 Years of New Vistas in Space
Author: David H. DeVorkin,Robert W. Smith
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426215576
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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"To celebrate NASA s Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmosfill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 150 photographs including Hubble All-Stars the most famous of all the noteworthy images The Hubble Cosmosshows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe."

Hubble

Imaging Space and Time
Author: David H. DeVorkin,Robert William Smith
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426208944
Category: Science
Page: 223
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Offers a look at the history of the Hubble telescope, its controversial early days, the dramatic images it has captured of outer space, and what it has revealed about the origins and history of our own solar system and the universe beyond.

Hubble

A Journey Through Space and Time
Author: Edward John Weiler
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 144
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NASA's first book on the Hubble Space Telescope marks the 20th anniversary of one of history's most important scientific tools. Here is Hubble's great visual legacy to humanity in stunning images that are benchmarks of astronomy and photography. Of the more than 100 classic Hubble images that were selected by NASA's experts, the 20 most significant are accompanied by commentaries by notable scientists. Veteran astronauts from NASA's five remarkable manned missions to maintain the telescope also contribute to this volume, making it an authoritative account of a magnificent scientific achievement. Beyond its scientific contributions, twenty years of Hubble research and imagery--ranging from our planetary neighbors to the edge of time and space--have had a profound impact on the world's imagination and spiritual growth, as documented in this inspiring book.

Earth and Space

Photographs from the Archives of NASA
Author: Nirmala Nataraj
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452146055
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph from the legendary space agency is paired with explanatory text that contextualizes its place in the cosmic ballet of planets, stars, dust, and matter—from Earth's limb to solar flares, the Jellyfish Nebula to Pandora's Cluster. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this engaging ebook offers up-close views of our remarkable cosmos, and sparks wonder at the marvels of Earth and space.

Magnificent Universe


Author: Ken Croswell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684845946
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 210
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Breathtaking full-color photography complement an intriguing exploration of outer space, in a visual look at modern astronomy that features pictures from the Mars Pathfinder and Voyager probes, telescope images from around the world, and images from the Hubble telescope.

Coloring the Universe

An Insider's Look at Making Spectacular Images of Space
Author: Travis Rector,Kimberly Arcand,Megan Watzke
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602232733
Category: Photography
Page: 250
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With a fleet of telescopes in space and giant observatories on the ground, professional astronomers produce hundreds of spectacular images of space every year. These colorful pictures have become infused into popular culture; we find them on billboards, in commercials, and on our computers. But they also invite questions: Is this what outer space really looks like? Are the colors real? How are these images made? "Coloring the Universe" uses accessible language to describe how these giant telescopes work, what scientists learn with them, and how they are used to make color images. Both informative and beautiful, this book is filled with brilliant images of deep space as well as an insider s perspective by the people who make them."

Space Atlas

Mapping the Universe and Beyond
Author: James S. Trefil
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426209711
Category: Science
Page: 335
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An illustrated grand tour of the universe, beginning in our own solar system before moving on to the Milky Way galaxy and finally on to the building blocks of the universe, including dark matter and dark energy.

Hubble's Universe

A Portrait of Our Cosmos
Author: Simon Goodwin
Publisher: Studio
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 127
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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.

Cosmic Collisions

The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies
Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen,Davide de Martin,Raquel Yumi Shida
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387938554
Category: Science
Page: 142
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Like no other telescope ever invented, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us magnificent high resolution views of the gigantic cosmic collisions between galaxies. Hubble's images are snapshots in time and catch the colliding galaxies in different stages of collision. Thanks to a new and amazing set of 60 Hubble images, for the first time these different stages can be put together to form a still-frame movielike montage showing the incredible processes taking place as galaxies collide and merge. The significance of these cosmic encounters reaches far beyond aesthetics. Galaxy mergers may, in fact, be some of the most important processes that shape our universe. Colliding galaxies very likely, hold some of the most important clues to our cosmic past and to our destiny. It now seems clear that the Milky Way is continuously undergoing merging events, some small scale, others on a gigantic scale. And the importance of this process in the lives of galaxies is much greater than what was previously thought.

Hubble

15 Years of Discovery
Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen,Robert A. Fosbury
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387360824
Category: Science
Page: 121
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The book enables you to peer deeply into the wonders of the Universe in full color with unprecedented clarity and resolution Only Hubble Heritage picture book endorsed by the two leading space agencies, NASA and ESA Close-up photos within book are unmatched in competing texts, because the images have been prepared straight from the data by scientists to reach the highest possible quality

Sizing Up the Universe

The Cosmos in Perspective
Author: J. Richard Gott,Robert J. Vanderbei
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206511
Category: Science
Page: 246
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Using space photographs and scaled maps, demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos, from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint on the Moon to the entire visible universe, with a gatefold of the Gott-Juric Map of the Universe.

Hubble

The Mirror on the Universe
Author: Robin Kerrod,Carole Stott
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781446301708
Category: Astronomy
Page: 224
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The latest images from the Hubble Space Telescope's recent discoveries and fascinating updates.

Hubble's Universe

Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images
Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770859975
Category: Deep space
Page: 332
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"Building on the first edition, this book features 330 high resolution celestial portraits selected by bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson, a four-page fold-out of the Andromeda Galaxy and an illuminating narrative that brings to life Hubble's journey and the fascinating forces at work in the universe."--

Hubble

Window on the Universe
Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1786486911
Category: Science
Page: 224
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For 20 years the Hubble Space Telescope has been hurtling around our planet at 17,500 mph sending spectacularly sharp images of the universe back to Earth. Hubble is a visual celebration of this large and versatile telescope's astonishing scientific and technical achievements. This fully revised and updated edition of Hubble: Window on the Universe (Legacy Edition) showcases the very latest and clearest images of galaxies, nebulae, quasars, exploding stars and stellar nurseries. More than 200 remarkable cosmic images reveal the inner workings of the solar system, the expansion of the Universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies and the mysterious force known as 'dark energy'. Featuring the history of the project from its origins and launch in 1990, the discovery and emergency repair of a defective mirror, the impact of subsequent servicing missions and finally, its extraordinary legacy this stunning giant volume will take you on a journey through the universe via 200 glorious full-colour images.

Visions of Heaven

The Mysteries of the Universe Revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope
Author: Tom Wilkie,Mark Rosselli
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
ISBN: 9780340717356
Category: Science
Page: 192
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Presents images of planets, stars, and galaxies taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, and offers insights on the beginning of our universe.

View from Above

An Astronaut Photographs the World
Author: Terry Virts
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426218648
Category: NATURE
Page: 304
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This majestic National Geographic photography book offers a spectacular view of Earth from outer space, featuring aerial imagery taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Terry Virts. Few people get the experience of seeing the world from outer space-and no one has taken as many pictures of Earth from above as Terry Virts. Celebrated NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle, crew member on Soyuz, and commander of the International Space Station, Virts has spent more than 200 days in space-and very few of those days went by without his reaching for his camera. Now as never before, Virts shares the astronaut's view of the world, offering astounding aerial views of our planet and the vastness that surrounds it. The colors, shapes, details-and the stories they tell-are endlessly fascinating. Virts's book marries his stunning photographs with glimpses of everyday life in orbit. And amid this amazing show of Earth spectacles, he reflects on how the astronaut's point of view has shaped his life and spirit. Filled with magnificent photographs that will astonish and inspire, this book-and its intrepid author-becomes our guide to a new way of looking at the world.

The Planets

Photographs from the Archives of NASA
Author: Nirmala Nataraj
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452160465
Category: Photography
Page: 256
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This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.

Star vistas

a collection of fine art astrophotography
Author: Greg Parker,Noel Carboni
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 155
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For armchair astronomers and general science readers, "Star Vistas" contains spectacular photographs of rare deep-sky objects, some of the most exquisite star photographs ever made, and beautiful pictures of the Moon, comets, and constellations, all printed on high quality paper.

Henry Norris Russell

Dean of American Astronomers
Author: David H. DeVorkin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691049182
Category: Science
Page: 499
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"A marvelous book, written about one of the history's greatest astronomers, and written by one of the greatest historians of astronomy. As Henry Norris Russell shaped modern astronomy a century ago, this book gives a valued glimpse into a time long gone. DeVorkin's thoroughly researched and beautifully written book brings the man, and his time, to life again."--David H. Levy "In the 1920s, Princeton astronomer Henry Norris Russell stood as a giant among his peers. At the vanguard of uniting modern physics with observation, he set the standard for astronomy for the twentieth century. In this masterful biography, noted historian David DeVorkin chronicles one of the most exciting eras in astronomical history and the man who was at its focal point. Combining meticulous research with a lucid prose, DeVorkin shows how an anxiety-ridden scholar, both savvy and ambitious, first revealed how stars are born, live, and die. An enthralling study of an astrophysicist's mind at work."--Marcia Bartusiak, author of "Thursday's Universe" and "Through a Universe Darkly" "DeVorkin's work on Russell is an outstanding contribution to the history of modern astronomy and American science. In spite of its high scholarly level, it will make a good read for general readers as well as historians of science, astronomers, physicists, and others engaged in scientific work. It is the first biography of Henry Norris Russell, and as a contribution to the history of American astrophysics it is better than any other book I know of."--Helge Kragh, author of "Quantum Generations" "DeVorkin's biography reveals how Russell used his talents, achievements, and connections to accelerate the integration of physical theory into American astrophysical practice. In doing so, it greatly enriches our understanding of several themes within the history of science. . . . DeVorkin's scholarship is truly impressive. This study will be mandatory reading for those in the history of modern astronomy, in the history of twentieth-century American science, and in scientific biography. In addition, it will find substantial readerships among practicing astronomers, Princeton alumni and faculty, and readers of American biography. I strongly recommend it."--Karl Hufbauer, author of "Exploring the Sun: Solar Science since Galileo"