Hubble’s Discoveries

Hubble’s Discoveries

by John A. Greene
     
 

Hubble's discoveries have transformed the way scientists look at the universe. Its ability to show the universe in unprecedented detail has turned astronomical conjectures into concrete certainties. Hubble has gifted us with more than scientific facts: it has shown us the stunning art portrayed on a massive scale across our heavens. From the spectacular shapes, colors… See more details below

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Hubble's discoveries have transformed the way scientists look at the universe. Its ability to show the universe in unprecedented detail has turned astronomical conjectures into concrete certainties. Hubble has gifted us with more than scientific facts: it has shown us the stunning art portrayed on a massive scale across our heavens. From the spectacular shapes, colors and images of Nebula to the dazzling variety of galaxies and the strange anomalies scattered throughout the heavens, Hubble has captured images that inspire our imaginations.
This is a collection of the Hubble Space Telescopes most significant and inspiring discoveries to date with commentary explaining their importance. The magnificent, full color images are best viewed on a color e-book platform. The book begins with an extensive essay on the history and significance of the Hubble Telescope.
Partial contents includes:
Hubble History
Changing Astronomy
Why a Space Telescope?
The Colliding Spiral Galaxies of Arp 274
Hubble's Deepest View of Universe Unveils Never-Before-Seen Galaxies
Refined Hubble Constant Narrows Possible Explanations for Dark Energy
Hubble Witnesses Spectacular Flaring in Extragalactic Jet from M87's Black Hole04.14.09
Hubble Finds Rare Progenitor to a Supernova
Hubble Provides New Evidence for Dark Matter Around Small Galaxies
Trio of Galaxies Mix It Up
Hubble Snaps Images of a Nebula Within a Cluster
Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'
Star Light, Star Bright, Its Explanation is Out of Sight
Hubble Catches Jupiter's Largest Moon Going to the 'Dark Side'
A Celestial Snow Globe of Stars
Hubble Resolves Puzzle About Loner Starburst Galaxy
Hubble Directly Observes a Planet Orbiting Another Star
Hubble Scores a Perfect Ten
A Celestial Landscape in Celebration of 10 Years of Stunning Hubble Heritage Images
When it Comes to Galaxies, Diversity is Everywhere
Galaxy Silhouettes
Hubble Sees Magnetic Monster in Erupting Galaxy
Hubble Unveils Colorful Star Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit
Globular Clusters Tell Tale of Star Formation in Nearby Galaxy Metropolis
Barred Spiral Galaxies Are Latecomers to the Universe
Hubble Sees Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks
Hubble's Sweeping View of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies
Cosmic Collisions Galore
Hubble Pinpoints Record-Breaking Explosion
The Last Confessions of a Dying Star
Astronomers Uncover One of the Youngest and Brightest Galaxies in the Early Universe
How White Dwarf Stars Get Their 'Kicks'
Holiday Wishes from the Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Captures the Orion Nebula
Crab Nebula
Kepler's Supernova Remnant

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014594806
Publisher:
Cia Publishing
Publication date:
07/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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