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Title:
Space and astronomy on file
Author:
Diagram Group.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 30 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780816045457
Format :
Book

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Central Library QB43.3 .S63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

Since earliest times, humans have contemplated the world beyond planet Earth. In the last fifty years, space exploration has become a truly international activity; coverage of the International Space Station reinforces our ongoing fascination with outer space. With a wide array of tables, charts, maps, and line drawings, Space and Astronomy On File presents the most up-to-date facts, figures, and explanations on this aspect of scientific study. An invaluable resource for students, teachers, and general readers, this addition to the critically acclaimed On File series features material from a vast range of international organizations, academic institutions, research foundations, and national and international databases that will: * Reveal the many achievements and varied technologies in space research * Explain the locations, types, origins, and evolution of astronomical objects, from galaxies to meteorites * Provide users at all levels with information to enable them to incorporate this resource into their studies * Combine with Weather and Climate On File to make a unique resource of Earth's atmosphere, space, and space exploration.


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Excerpts

Since earliest times, humans have contemplated the world beyond planet Earth. In the last fifty years, space exploration has become a truly international activity; coverage of the International Space Station reinforces our ongoing fascination with outer space. With a wide array of tables, charts, maps, and line drawings, Space and Astronomy On File presents the most up-to-date facts, figures, and explanations of this aspect of scientific study. An invaluable resource for students, teachers, and general readers, this addition to the critically acclaimed On File series features material from a vast range of international organizations, academic institutions, research foundations, and national and international databases that will: Reveal the many achievements and varied technologies in space research Explain the locations, types, origins, and evolution of astronomical objects, from galaxies to meteorites Provide users at all levels with information to enable them to incorporate this resource into their studies Combine with Weather and Climate On File to make a unique reference to Earth's atmosphere, space, and space exploration. Partial Table of Contents: Cosmology Skywatching Lifecycle of a Star Nebulae Neutron Stars and Pulsars Hubble's Law Astronomy First Astronomers Electromagnetic Spectrum Radio Astronomy Spacecraft Hubble Space Telescope Gamma Ray Astronomy Chronology of Astronomy Our Solar System Sun and Solar System Planet Distances from the Sun Planet Sizes Exploring Mercury Apollo Landing Sites Space Firsts: Uncrewed The Space Age Types of Orbit Geostationary Orbits Space Pioneers Rocket Stages Explorer I Spaceports: Eastern Hemisphere Uses of Space Satellite Launch Totals Chronology of Communications and Navigation Satellites Earth Observation Data Spy Satellites: Signals Intelligence New Launch Vehicles Crewed Spaceflight Humans in Space Landing and Recovery Russian Moon Plans Space Accidents Space Debris Mission to Mars Space Stations Early Space Station Concepts Salyuts 1-5 Chronology of Skylab Mir Modules Chronology of Shuttle-Mir Missions International Space Station Space Shuttle Systems Space Shuttle: Launch Engines Space Shuttle: Life in Space Space Shuttle: Inertial Upper Stages Chronology of Space Shuttle Missions VentureStar. Excerpted from Space and Astronomy on File by Diagram Group All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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