DK Space Encyclopedia

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DK Pub., 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 304 pages
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From the latest dramatic images transmitted by the Hubble Telescope to the possibility of fossil life from Mars, space stories are hitting the headlines as never before. As we begin the third millennium, more and more people are looking outside out world for a truly cosmic vision of the future. The 'DK Space Encyclopedia' celebrates our newfound status as citizens of the universe, rather than mere inhabitants of planet Earth. Comprehensive and thoroughly up to date, the 'DK Space Encyclopedia' is the definitive guide to the cosmos. Including a detailed section on practical astronomy, with clear star maps,advice on what to observe, and even instructions for making a simple telescope. Equipment used by today's amateurs - including computers and charge-coupled devices that amplify light - is more sophisticated than that available to professionals just a generation ago.

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Contents

How to use this book
vi
SPACE PIONEERS
xxxii
Flying to space
xxxv
Space shuttle
xxxvii
Launch centers
xxxix
Countdown USING SPACE 46 Satellites and orbits
xli
Communications satellites 50 Navigation satellites 52 Meteorology satellites 54 Earth resources satellites 56 Military satellites
xlv
Living planet
90
Mercurys surface
106
Venus
108
Venusian atmosphere
110
Venusian surface
111
Mars
114
Search for life on Mars I Miccinnc fn IVIarc
116
Eclipses of the
160
GETTING STARTED
241

Moon
92
Lunar influences
94
Moons surface
96
Exploring the Moon
98
Nearside of the Moon
100
Farside of the Moon
101
INNER WORLDS 104 Mercury
104
December to
256
OBSERVING
262
ARRAY mo
270
REFERENCE SECTION
274
Index
290
Copyright

About the author (1999)

Heather Couper is an astrophysicist. She ran the Greenwich Planetarium, and was president of the British Astronomical Association and a professor of astronomy, and produced the TV programs "Universe" and "Electric Skies,"

Nigel Henbest is a consultant to both the Royal Greenwich Observatory and "New Scientist" magazine.

Arthur C. Clarke is among the world's most famous science fiction authors. His more than 70 books include "2001: A Space Odyssey,

Henbest is an internationally acclaimed writer and science broadcaster.

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