Hubble's Universe

Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859975

Category: Deep space

Page: 332

View: 4552

"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's Universe

Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770854338

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 5137

Presents an overview of the Hubble Space Telescope, describing its initial launch in 1990 and impact on our understanding of the universe, along with some of its latest images of galaxies, stars, planets, and nebulas.

Hubble's Universe

Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 177085424X

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 4395

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities. A collection of stunningly detailed pictures, made possible by the new Wide Field Camera 3, has yet to be incorporated into a popular-level book. Until now. Hubble's Universe will be the premier venue for the Hubble Telescope's most recent visual splendors. Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases extraordinary late-breaking pictures, many of which have yet to receive wide distribution as news stories or in publications outside scientific papers, and presents a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images. The accompanying text balances accuracy with accessibility, Dickinson's hallmark. And thanks to the author's familiarity with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text includes facts and tidbits not found in any other book. Combined with hundreds of brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.

Hubble Space Telescope

New Views of the Universe

Author: Mark Voit

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810929234

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 8942

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

Imaging Space and Time

Author: David H. DeVorkin,Robert William Smith

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208944

Category: Science

Page: 223

View: 5012

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.

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

View: 6490

"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

Window on the Universe

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786486911

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 917

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

A Journey Through Space and Time

Author: Edward John Weiler

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 569

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

View: 2236

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.

Hubble Vision

Further Adventures with the Hubble Space Telescope

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen,John C. Brandt

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521592918

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1820

Offers a collection of images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, and describes their significance and what these discoveries reveal about the universe

Hubble

15 Years of Discovery

Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen,Robert A. Fosbury

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387360824

Category: Science

Page: 121

View: 2434

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

The Universe in a Mirror

The Saga of the Hubble Telescope and the Visionaries who Built it

Author: Robert Zimmerman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691146357

Category: Science

Page: 295

View: 7643

A study of the Hubble Space Telescope and the scientists responsible for its accomplishments describes the heated battle between scientists and bureaucrats and the perseverance of astronauts to repair and maintain the telescope.

The Universe Through the Eyes of Hubble

Author: Oli Usher,Lars Lindberg Christensen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319027227

Category: Science

Page: 178

View: 3393

Designed with large images and distraction-free layouts to increase the impact of Hubble’s imagery, this book gives the reader a guided tour of the cosmos through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope. Before Hubble was launched in 1990, no exoplanet had ever been observed, dark energy was unknown, the age of the universe was a mystery, and the most distant objects observed were just halfway back in time to the Big Bang. Hubble has been the centerpiece in a revolution in astronomy, as well as giving the public a visceral connection to the Universe through its stunning images. The images that have been selected here explore key themes in recent astronomy, including planetary science, cosmology and stellar evolution, explaining Hubble’s contributions to our understanding of the universe. Hubble's unique images – some never published before – are presented together with a mix of cutting-edge science that highlights the key discoveries of the past few years and how they fit into Hubble’s growing list of scientific achievements. It is an unforgettable view of our amazing universe.

The Planets

Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Author: Nirmala Nataraj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452160465

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 1102

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.

The Universe and Beyond

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077489

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 9174

Reviews current knowledge of the planets, galaxies, black holes, and quasars, discusses the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and looks at the origins of the universe.

Nightwatch

Author: Andrew M. Stephenson

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction

Page: 320

View: 6759

Eyes on the Universe

The Story of the Telescope

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 144710627X

Category: Science

Page: 120

View: 1674

This highly illustrated history of the telescope begins with pre-telescopic observatories and progresses to today`s most modern instruments, including the Hubble. The book examines the development of astronomical telescopes and provides a fascinating overview of the way astronomical telescopes and imaging have evolved with technology during the past 450 years.

The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

Author: Terence Dickinson,Alan Dyer

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554073443

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 6771

Discusses the practical aspects of stargazing, including how to choose appropriate equipment, contending with light pollution, taking successful photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and selecting an observing site.

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

View: 4122

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."

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

View: 8467

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.