Hubble's Universe: A New Picture of Space

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9780094763302: Hubble's Universe: A New Picture of Space

A collection of photographs of space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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John Gribbin, Ph.D., trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. His books include the highly acclaimed In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, The First Chimpanzee, In Search of the Big Bang, In the Beginning, In Search of the Edge of Time, In Search of the Double Helix, The Stuff of the Universe (with Martin Rees), Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, and Einstein: A Life in Science (with Michael White). He lives in East Sussex with his wife and two sons.

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Mars seen from the relatively close distance of 103 million kilometers; the stormy Great Red Spot above Jupiter's surface; a possible continent or sea spied through the smoggy haze that surrounds the moon Titan; a nebula with gaseous columns so dense and craggy they appear like a heavenly rock formation. These stunning images and many others, transmitted to Earth by the Hubble Space Telescope, are reprinted here in full color. Goodwin, a research astronomer at the University of Sussex in England, provides commentary, and John Gribbin, a leading popular-science writer (Fire on Earth, p. 727, etc.), provides a preface. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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