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Hubble: Imaging Space and Time
 
 
Author
David Devorkin & Robert W. Smith.
Publisher National Geographic  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 12 x 10.75 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9781426208942
Pages/Publication Date 224/2011
Daedalus Item Code 30265
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In breathtaking images of nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies, this book presents more than 200 of the most beautiful photographs taken from the Hubble Space Telescope during its career, many filling two large pages (21 x 12 inches). The authors reveal the inside story of Hubble's beginnings, its controversial early days, the drama of its first servicing missions, and the creation of the dynamic images that reach into the deepest regions of visible space, close to the time when the universe began.

"The Hubble Space Telescope began taking spectacular photographs of the cosmos just as the Internet spread its web on Earth, granting public access to these astonishing, beautiful, and unprecedented images. So cherished were these glimpses into the universe, when NASA announced in 2004 that it would end the shuttle missions necessary to service the telescope, the protest was vehement enough to rescind the decision. This handsome volume celebrates the technological and scientific breakthroughs that have made the Hubble such a resounding success. The full, up-to-date story is told in glorious photographs and the equally sparkling commentary of Hubble experts [David] DeVorkin and [Robert] Smith. From a profile of the brilliant astronomer Edwin Hubble (18891953) to detailed explanations of how the spectacular photographs of such phenomena as the Orion Nebula (its portrait required 150 orbits) were taken, the authors cover the people, science, and aesthetics of the stellar Hubble era. Not only are the telescope's contributions to science beyond quantification, DeVorkin and Smith aver, the images the Hubble has gathered have also had profound effects on our imagination and spiritual growth."Booklist

 
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