The first chapter introduces the different types of instrument that brings us these fantastic and often fantastical images.In the second the pl anets in our solar system are brought to life from Pluto - the most remote - to the Moon. The asteroids and comets that enter are solar system are also examined. Our nearest star, the Sun, and other stars in our galaxy are the subject of the third chapter. The birth and spectacular death of stars - supernovae - are also illustrated. Finally, the fifth chapter looks beyond our galaxy. It is here that one of space exploration's greatest developments so far, the Hubble Space Telescope, has been able to teach us so much about the rest of the universe. The images are spectacular, and author Ian Ridpath describes and explains each one to bring the far reaches of space ever closer. Features fascinating images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Planets, comets, stars and deep sky objects are illustrated and explained.
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Ian Ridpath is an amateur astronomer and an author and broadcaster on astronomy and space.
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Book Description Collins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7112726