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The Resource The Hubble Space Telescope : our eye on the universe, Terence Dickinson with Tracy C. Read

The Hubble Space Telescope : our eye on the universe, Terence Dickinson with Tracy C. Read

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The Hubble Space Telescope : our eye on the universe
Title
The Hubble Space Telescope
Title remainder
our eye on the universe
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Terence Dickinson with Tracy C. Read
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Language
eng
Summary
"The launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 was the first time humans had sent a telescope into space, beyond the distorting effects caused by looking through the Earth's atmosphere. Aided by stunning photography from Hubble, this book describes how Hubble gathers imagery and transmits it to Earth and discusses the telescope's top discoveries. It also explores the stormy weather on our solar system's planets and moons,star clusters, nebulas and the Milky Way Galaxy, star nurseries and Hubble's glimpses of distant galaxies in deep space."--
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Review
A close look at the Hubble and a selection of the very distant astronomical wonders it has brought into view. Placed into orbit in 1990, the HST "boldly ushered us into a new golden age of astronomy," Dickinson and Read write, "and introduced us to a universe that is awesome, chaotic and mysterious." The ensuing photo album makes good on these claims, beginning with lambent portraits of local planets and moons—often in revealing sequences to show changes over time—and going on to literally spectacular views of immense star clusters and nurseries, turbulent nebulas, swarms of galaxies clustered or colliding, and, in a final section titled "To Infinity and Beyond," a panorama of the deepest star field yet observed. Most are Hubble photos, but the authors freely acknowledge that some, such as the recent (2019) first direct glimpse of a black hole, are not, or not entirely. Though most of the images come with descriptive notes, at one point the narrative is reduced to no more than identifying labels, which encourages lingering over the visual majesty on display. In an opening section, separate enough from the rest to have its own glossary, the authors describe each of the Hubble's instruments and introduce other space telescopes. Though in essence a boiled-down version of Dickinson's more-expansive Hubble's Universe (second ed. 2017), there is more than enough here to sate young sky watchers with an appetite for jaw-dropping space photography. "To Infinity and Beyond," indeed. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-13) (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2019)
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10805272
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Dickinson, Terence
Dewey number
522/.2919
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB500.268
LC item number
.D53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
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Read, Tracy C
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  • Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
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  • Space photography
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  • Space telescopes
  • Space photography
Target audience
pre adolescent
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our eye on the universe
Label
The Hubble Space Telescope : our eye on the universe, Terence Dickinson with Tracy C. Read
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Includes index
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Contents
All about Hubble. Our eye on the universe ; Navigating the universe: a glossary -- Close to home. Our solar system -- Inside our galaxy. Star clusters, nebulas and the Milky Way -- Cosmic galaxies. Beyond the Milky Way -- To infinity and beyond. Peering into darkness and the past
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on1089449598
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24 cm
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80 pages
Isbn
9780228102335
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)1089449598
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The Hubble Space Telescope : our eye on the universe, Terence Dickinson with Tracy C. Read
Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All about Hubble. Our eye on the universe ; Navigating the universe: a glossary -- Close to home. Our solar system -- Inside our galaxy. Star clusters, nebulas and the Milky Way -- Cosmic galaxies. Beyond the Milky Way -- To infinity and beyond. Peering into darkness and the past
Control code
on1089449598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9780228102335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)1089449598

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