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Title:
Hubble vision : further adventures with the Hubble Space Telescope
Author:
Petersen, Carolyn Collins.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xv, 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780521592918
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The first edition of Hubble Vision became an international bestseller and won world-wide, critical acclaim. This eagerly awaited second edition is the most comprehensive, most authoritative and best illustrated popular book available on the Hubble Space Telescope. It provides a magnificent portfolio of the latest and greatest images from the HST, woven together with a lucid text explaining the most exciting discoveries and setting them in the context of our current understanding in astronomy. This second edition has been completely revised, updated and expanded to include all the latest astronomical discoveries - from supernovae and protostars to gravitational lensing, black holes and the early Universe. It is now even better illustrated, with nearly 25% more figures, and more than 100 entirely new. The unique combination of authors - an award-winning science writer and a key scientist involved in the development of the mission - ensure that the text is both engaging and authoritative. Hubble Vision offers a view of the Universe as never seen before. It will capture the imagination of all those interested in the astronomical quest of understanding our Universe - from high-school students to general readers and amateur astronomers.


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Hubble Space Telescope and the universe
2 HST and the solar system
3 Stars and the interstellar medium
4 Galaxies
5 Cosmology
6 The once and future space telescope
Glossary
References
Index

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