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This breathtaking photographic tour of the universe features more than 180 exquisite, cutting-edge images, as well as a foreword by award-winning physicist Stephen Hawking. The photos, taken by the newest space explorers—highly sophisticated telescopes, probes, and satellites—are arranged in an A to Z format with thorough text blocks that elucidate the phenomena in a refreshingly concise and accessible manner. From asteroids to pulsars to white dwarfs, each entry consists of bold photos and descriptive text. A data box accompanying each picture provides fascinating details about how, where, and when each shot was taken. In the back of this awe-inspiring volume are the stories behind the space probes and telescopes, along with an essay on color imagery in space and a glossary.
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Starred Review. Starting with a dazzling, composite edge-on view of the Milky Way, and then proceeding alphabetically from "Asteroid" to "WMAP" (for NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe), Baumann and company have crafted a spectacular odyssey of the universe. Many of the images are simply breathtaking, such as those of the Seifert galaxy, NGC 3079, the pulsars and the Rosette nebula frontispiece that begins the book. Photographs-taken with both earth- and space-based equipment, including the Mars Express and Magellan-are delightfully sharp, fit for showing off cracks on the surface of Europa and the detailed structure of the Cat's Eye Nebula. Accompanied by lucid and informative text for each feature, the book also includes a section at the end that briefly describes each observatory, its location, its capabilities and history. There is also an informative, illuminating essay on the science behind the images that will only increase a reader's appreciation for the beautiful full-color plates. Fully comprehensible for adults, and including a glossary of terms, this volume will hold great appeal for children and students.
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"I can sit down with What¹s Out There for hours, just staring at the mind-blowing sharp pictures." -- Andy Ward, GQ Magazine
The pictures, accompanied by text in plain English, may surprise even veteran space watchers. -- Sam Seibert, Newsweek
This handsome book chronicles in rare photographs the marvels of our universe, with a rich and scientifically detailed text. -- Discover Magazine, Top Science Books of the Year
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