Hubble: The Mirror on the Universe

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David & Charles, 2003 - Astronomy - 192 pages
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High above the Earth's hazy atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope has literally opened up a new window on the Universe, as its creators planned, and is returning images and data that are amazing and astounding astronomers. It is showing in unprecedented detail stars being born and in their final death throes. It is finding evidence of awesome black holes and new solar systems in the making. And it is peering deeper into space than ever before, looking back to a time when the Universe itself was newborn. An expert and lively commentary by one of the world's leading popular astronomy writers complements the stunning images, making this spectacular and essential reading for everyone aiming to understand what makes the Universe tick.

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To the naked eye, the heavens may look monochrome and still--blue during the day, black at night, dotted with little sparkles of starlight. But the universe as shown to us by the Hubble Space ... Read full review

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Robin Kerrod is a Fellow of Britain's Royal Astronomical Society. He is author of several books and a CD-ROM for amateur astronomers, and is publisher of sky charts used in many schools.

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