Atlas Of Astronomical Discoveries

Author: Govert Schilling
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441978110
Size: 40.22 MB
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Offers a unique combination of informative text, magnificent illustrations and stylish design Examines the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope Features spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, that portray distant corners of the universe Author Govert Schilling is a renowned astronomy journalist and science communicator In his Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries, astronomy journalist Govert Schilling tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy. He looks at the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope. Doing what Schilling does best, he takes the reader on an adventure through both space and time. Photographs and amazing pictures line the pages of this book, offering the reader an escape from this world and an invitation to a world far beyond what the unaided human eye can detect.

Space Atlas

Author: James S. Trefil
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426209711
Size: 37.60 MB
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An illustrated grand tour of the universe, beginning in our own solar system before moving on to the Milky Way galaxy and finally on to the building blocks of the universe, including dark matter and dark energy.

The Compact Nasa Atlas Of The Solar System

Author: Ronald Greeley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521806336
Size: 77.98 MB
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Includes maps, photographs, and photomontages for every celestial body visited by a NASA spacecraft during the past forty years, and provides descriptions, historical background, and other information.

Atlas Of Uranus

Author: Garry E. Hunt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521343237
Size: 37.67 MB
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Discusses the accomplishments of the Voyager space program, looks at the history of Uranus, and explains what we have learned about its rings and moons

Unveiling Galaxies

Author: Jean-René Roy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108417019
Size: 54.82 MB
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A thought provoking study of the powerful impact of images in guiding astronomers' understanding of galaxies through time.

Cosmic Collisions

Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387938554
Size: 45.49 MB
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Like no other telescope ever invented, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us magnificent high resolution views of the gigantic cosmic collisions between galaxies. Hubble's images are snapshots in time and catch the colliding galaxies in different stages of collision. Thanks to a new and amazing set of 60 Hubble images, for the first time these different stages can be put together to form a still-frame movielike montage showing the incredible processes taking place as galaxies collide and merge. The significance of these cosmic encounters reaches far beyond aesthetics. Galaxy mergers may, in fact, be some of the most important processes that shape our universe. Colliding galaxies very likely, hold some of the most important clues to our cosmic past and to our destiny. It now seems clear that the Milky Way is continuously undergoing merging events, some small scale, others on a gigantic scale. And the importance of this process in the lives of galaxies is much greater than what was previously thought.

Space Atlas

Author: Jiri Dusek
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781454912378
Size: 49.92 MB
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Provides facts about the solar system, space exploration, and the creation of the universe, and answers such questions as "Are we alone in the universe?"

Miss Leavitt S Stars The Untold Story Of The Woman Who Discovered How To Measure The Universe Great Discoveries

Author: George Johnson
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393328562
Size: 13.34 MB
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“A short, excellent account of [Leavitt’s] extraordinary life and achievements.”—Simon Singh, New York Times Book Review At the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists argued over the size of the universe: was it, as the astronomer Harlow Shapley argued, the size of the Milky Way, or was there more truth to Edwin Hubble’s claim that our own galaxy is just one among billions? The answer to the controversy—a “yardstick” suitable for measuring the cosmos—was discovered by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who was employed by the Harvard Observatory as a number cruncher, at a wage not dissimilar from that of workers in the nearby textile mills. Miss Leavitt’s Stars uncovers her neglected history, and brings a fascinating and turbulent period of astronomical history to life.