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Universe

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Humans have always been fascinated by what can be seen, at first with the naked eye and then with larger and more powerful telescopes. Now with satellite images from space, there is a new dimension to star gazing. The Universe starts with an examination of the history of astronomy from the earliest times. Next follows a brief history of the Hubble Space Telescope and the technology that supports its sensor package.

Beautiful, majestic full-color photographs illustrate this book,...

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Overview

Humans have always been fascinated by what can be seen, at first with the naked eye and then with larger and more powerful telescopes. Now with satellite images from space, there is a new dimension to star gazing. The Universe starts with an examination of the history of astronomy from the earliest times. Next follows a brief history of the Hubble Space Telescope and the technology that supports its sensor package.

Beautiful, majestic full-color photographs illustrate this book, and reveal the mysteries of the night sky to readers. Illustrations also help to describe the processes that keep the Universe going and growing, and the techology humans use to view these processes and their outcomes. The Universe also contains portraits and the stories of the men and women that have advanced the science of astrology. A glossary of terms provides a helpful resource for readers who want to know more about the complex technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616888626
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 12.42 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo Marriott has watched the stars since he was a child. A sailor, pilot, and air traffic controller, he has always needed to know where he is and what information the objects around him can provide. As the author of more than 20 books, including a best seller on the Titanic, he has proved his ability to explain things clearly, in a text that is free of jargon and designed to educate and illuminate. He currently works for Airbus of Filton.
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