The Hubble Space Telescope is a technological
wonder of our age that has fascinated millions with its
beautiful and awe-inspiring images of the Universe.
Fully updated with over 40 brand new images, this stunning
new edition showcases the Hubble Space Telescope’s most
spectacularand most recentdiscoveries such as the
water plumes of Jupiter’s moon Europa, the beautiful
Necklace Nebula, hidden structure in distant galaxies, and
the mysteries of dark matter and energy. Giles Sparrow’s expert narrative brings Hubble’s
fascinating story up to date, telling how it became one of
the most successful scientific projects of all time; charting its
origins and troubled launch in 1990, the emergency repair of
its defective mirror, the advances made by four subsequent
servicing missions, and the lasting impact of the most amazing
astronomical instrument ever created.
HubbleLegacy Edition will take you on a journey
through space in more than 400 glorious full-color images.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gives the complete history of the Hubble Space Telescope, and then launches you on a strikingly beautiful tour of the stars. First we see pictures of planets in our solar system, then sharply detailed images from our own Milky Way galaxy, and finally, scenes from elsewhere in the universe. I am amazed at the clarity of the HST photography. It truly is stunning and fills me with a sense of awe at being such a small part of a vast, expansive, intricate creation.
This is an absolutely amazing book of the most beautiful photographs I have seen. The text is also very helpful but the photos are what makes this item. The images are just stunning and makes you think how incredibly lucky we are to live on this planet and to be able to see such wonders of creation. This book is a conversation starter if you have it on your coffee table.