Hubble s Universe

"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 ...

Hubble s Universe

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859975

Page: 332

View: 196

"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."--

Origins

Descriptions of photographs of deep space taken from satellites present a history of the birth of the universe, from the "big bang" to the formation of the planets Origins: Our Place in Hubble's Universe presents in stunning photographs ...

Origins

Author: John Gribbin

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 982

Descriptions of photographs of deep space taken from satellites present a history of the birth of the universe, from the "big bang" to the formation of the planets

Enhancing Hubble s Vision

This book tells the story of the four missions to maintain Hubble's successful operation.

Enhancing Hubble s Vision

Author: David J. Shayler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319226444

Page: 333

View: 213

This book tells the story of the four missions to maintain Hubble's successful operation. Between 1997 and 2009 these repaired, serviced and upgraded the instruments on the telescope to maintain its state-of-the-art capabilities. It draws on first hand interviews with those closely involved in the project. The spacewalking skills and experiences gained from maintaining and upgrading Hubble had direct application to the construction of the International Space Station and help with its maintenance. These skills can be applied to future human and robotic satellite servicing and maintenance activities as well, not only in Earth orbit but at locations deeper in space. A companion to this book, The Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success, relates the events of the Telescope’s launch in 1990 and its rough start, after a 20-year struggle to place a large optical telescope in orbit. Originally intended to operate for fifteen years, Hubble has just passed its 25th anniversary, and there is every expectation that it will survive for thirty years. Despite its early problems, the Hubble Space Telescope has become a lasting legacy of the Space Shuttle program, and indeed is a national treasure.

Hubble s Universe

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.

Hubble s Universe

Author: Simon Goodwin

Publisher: Studio

ISBN:

Page: 127

View: 628

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.

Expanding Universe

A collection of breathtaking deep space images, published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope.

Expanding Universe

Author: Owen Edwards

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836549226

Page: 255

View: 446

En explorant ses moindres aspects, des trous noirs aux exoplanètes, le télescope Hubble a changé la face de l'astronomie, mais aussi notre propre conscience du cosmos. Pour le 25e anniversaire de la mise en orbite du télescope Hubble, TASCHEN rend hommage aux images de Hubble en tant qu'exploits scientifiques et que chefs-d'oeuvre photographiques. Ces images de très haute résolution, obtenues malgré la quasi absence de lumière, ont répondu à certaines des questions les plus captivantes sur le temps et l'espace, tout en révélant de nouveaux mystères comme l'étrange "énergie sombre", qui accélère sans cesse l'expansion de l'univers. La précision extrême de ces observations se reflète dans celle avec laquelle TASCHEN les a reproduites : les illustrations fascinent par leurs teintes irisées et leurs formes à la fois fragiles, immenses et élégantes. Cette collection est accompagnée d'un essai du critique et spécialiste de la photo Owen Edwards et d'un entretien avec Zoltan Levay, qui explique comment les images ont été composées. Les anciens astronautes Charles F. Bolden, Jr. et John Mace Grunsfeld, qui font autorité dans ce domaine, donnent également leur vision personnelle de l'héritage de Hubble et de l'avenir de l'exploration spatiale.

The Big Bang Theory

If learning about the origin of the universe wasn't enticing enough, this title guides readers through the trials of its discovery by Edwin Hubble, after whom the Hubble space telescope is named.

The Big Bang Theory

Author: Fred Bortz

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477718036

Page: 80

View: 457

If learning about the origin of the universe wasn't enticing enough, this title guides readers through the trials of its discovery by Edwin Hubble, after whom the Hubble space telescope is named. Chronicling Hubble’s early years at the University of Chicago, to his discovery of spiral nebulae, to his later research into the expanding universe, readers experience Hubble’s successes and failures in the discovery of the Big Bang. This title can serve as inspiration to young people interested in science to never stop dreaming big and sometimes, as in Hubble's case, dreaming as big as the universe.

Hubble

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 ...

Hubble

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786486911

Page: 224

View: 729

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.

Hubble Space Telescope

Photographs of emerging stars, nebulae, and other astronomical marvels highlight an exploration of the impact that the Hubble Space Telescope has had on scientific study and general appreciation of the wonders of the skies.

Hubble Space Telescope

Author: Mark Voit

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810929234

Page: 64

View: 738

Photographs of emerging stars, nebulae, and other astronomical marvels highlight an exploration of the impact that the Hubble Space Telescope has had on scientific study and general appreciation of the wonders of the skies.

Expanding Universe the Hubble Space Telescope

Pour le 30e anniversaire de la mise en orbite du télescope Hubble, cette édition mise à jour de Expanding Universe présente 30 nouvelles images, révélant de nouveaux joyaux des archives de Hubble.

Expanding Universe  the Hubble Space Telescope

Author: Charles F. Bolden

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836583633

Page: 260

View: 782

Come face to face with the most breathtaking images from the Hubble Telescope, one of the greatest tools in the history of science. Updated with 30 new images to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the telescope's launch, these epic pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space while also revealing new mysteries....

Hubble

While a number of books for the general public emphasise the technological accomplishments of this multi-billion dollar project or deal with the well-publicised flaw in the telescopes optics, this ground-breaking book concentrates on its ...

Hubble

Author: Daniel Fischer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461223903

Page: 175

View: 327

At last, a book presenting the fantastic achievements of the first five years of the Hubble Space Telescope observations! While a number of books for the general public emphasise the technological accomplishments of this multi-billion dollar project or deal with the well-publicised flaw in the telescopes optics, this ground-breaking book concentrates on its astronomical success. The authors use results and spectacular images from Hubble itself to illustrate a wide range of astronomical topics, from the great questions about the universe as a whole, to quasars and black holes, and from the life and death of stars to our planetary neighbours in the solar system. The book is rounded off with an overview of the plans for the future of this fascinating telescope. The text contains a large number of spectacular images, as well as self-contained portraits of astronomers and explanations of astronomical topics and instruments. Written in a lively style, this compendium serves as a testament to the significant role the Hubble has played in astronomical accomplishment and discovery over the past five years.

The Hubble Space Telescope

This book shares what Hubble has taught us about the universe and explains its top discoveries.

The Hubble Space Telescope

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780228102175

Page: 80

View: 992

A beautifully illustrated, accessible beginner's guide to the Hubble Space Telescope. Acclaimed astronomer Terence Dickinson and his longtime editor Tracy C. Read team up to explore the starry treasures in our galaxy and beyond as revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope. Since Galileo pointed his telescope at the starry night in 1609 and discovered that the hazy patch above us was not a cloud but a "river" of uncountable stars -- the Milky Way, our home galaxy -- humans have been improving on ways to understand the cosmos. We've devised ever more powerful telescopes and placed them on mountaintops, far from the bright lights of cities. But the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 was the first time we'd sent a telescope into space, beyond the distorting effects caused by looking through the Earth's atmosphere. Orbiting roughly 350 miles above Earth and circling the planet more than 5,000 times a year, Hubble has made over 1.3 million observations, revealing the vast scope of the expanding universe beyond our solar system. In The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe, young readers find out how this groundbreaking telescope gathers imagery and transmits it to Earth. This book shares what Hubble has taught us about the universe and explains its top discoveries. Chapters filled with the telescope's latest photography offer insight into: stormy weather on our solar system's planets and moons and dramatic collisions in space star clusters, nebulas and the Milky Way Galaxy the Milky Way's galaxy neighbors massive black holes and dark matter planets beyond our solar system star nurseries and glimpses of distant galaxies in deep space.

Edwin Hubble The Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe

Edwin Hubble was among such heroes of science of our century , which has indeed ... Hubble's name ; it would be logical to call it the Hubble Universe .

Edwin Hubble  The Discoverer of the Big Bang Universe

Author: Alexander S. Sharov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521416177

Page: 187

View: 750

This book is the first complete account of the scientific life and work of Edwin Hubble, whose discoveries firmly established the United States as the leading nation in observational astronomy. One of the outstanding astronomers of the twentieth century, Hubble discovered the expansion of the Universe. He opened the world of galaxies for science when he showed that spiral nebulae beyond the Milky Way are galaxies extending to the limits of the Universe, and participating in a general expansion of the cosmos. The exploding Universe of Hubble, now termed the Big Bang, determined the origin of the elements, of galaxies and of the stars. The second part of the book describes the fundamental discoveries on the nature of the Universe made subsequently, and thus sets his achievements in context. Written by two prominent astronomers who have built on Hubble's work, this book is a classic of science, setting out the thrilling story of the exploding Universe.

The Universe in a Mirror

This is the story of an idea that would not die--and of the dauntless human spirit.

The Universe in a Mirror

Author: Robert Zimmerman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400834767

Page: 320

View: 520

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most stunning images of the cosmos humanity has ever seen. It has transformed our understanding of the universe around us, revealing new information about its age and evolution, the life cycle of stars, and the very existence of black holes, among other startling discoveries. But it took an amazing amount of work and perseverance to get the first space telescope up and running. The Universe in a Mirror tells the story of this telescope and the visionaries responsible for its extraordinary accomplishments. Robert Zimmerman takes readers behind the scenes of one of the most ambitious scientific instruments ever sent into space. After World War II, astronomer Lyman Spitzer and a handful of scientists waged a fifty-year struggle to build the first space telescope capable of seeing beyond Earth's atmospheric veil. Zimmerman shows how many of the telescope's advocates sacrificed careers and family to get it launched, and how others devoted their lives to Hubble only to have their hopes and reputations shattered when its mirror was found to be flawed. This is the story of an idea that would not die--and of the dauntless human spirit. Illustrated with striking color images, The Universe in a Mirror describes the heated battles between scientists and bureaucrats, the perseverance of astronauts to repair and maintain the telescope, and much more. Hubble, and the men and women behind it, opened a rare window onto the universe, dazzling humanity with sights never before seen. This book tells their remarkable story. A new afterword updates the reader on the May 2009 Hubble service mission and looks to the future of astronomy, including the prospect of a new space telescope to replace Hubble.

A Journey Through Time

The first pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope provide a look at the universe over twelve billion years

A Journey Through Time

Author: Jay Barbree

Publisher: Penguin Press

ISBN:

Page: 232

View: 585

The first pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope provide a look at the universe over twelve billion years

Hubble

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 ...

Hubble

Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387360824

Page: 121

View: 416

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

Hubble Deep Field

Have they always looked like they do today, or have their shapes evolved over time? And will they, along with the universe itself, go on expanding forever? The Hubble Deep Field has helped to answer some of these questions.

Hubble Deep Field

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474748538

Page: 64

View: 650

The Day We Found the Universe

Here Marcia Bartusiak reveals the key players, battles of will, clever insights, incredible technology, ground-breaking research, and wrong turns made by the early investigators of the heavens as they raced to uncover what many consider one ...

The Day We Found the Universe

Author: Marcia Bartusiak

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307378012

Page: 368

View: 472

The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble’s proclamation sent shock waves through the scientific community. Six years later, in a series of meetings at Mount Wilson Observatory, Hubble and others convinced Albert Einstein that the Universe was not static but in fact expanding. Here Marcia Bartusiak reveals the key players, battles of will, clever insights, incredible technology, ground-breaking research, and wrong turns made by the early investigators of the heavens as they raced to uncover what many consider one of most significant discoveries in scientific history.

Hubble and the Big Bang

HUBBLE'S UNIVERSE some 300,000 light - years across . This was 100 times larger than had been previously figured . Shapley was convinced that the Milky Way ...

Hubble and the Big Bang

Author: Paul Kupperberg

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404203075

Page: 64

View: 105

Presents the life of the American astronomer, discussing his childhood and education, his discoveries about distant galaxies and the expansion of the universe, and his contribution to the big bang theory.