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Hubble: Window on the Universe

Giles Sparrow

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Prose: non-fiction, Cosmology & the universe, Popular astronomy & space

A fully updated pictorial retrospective of the Hubble Space Telescope.

For 20 years the Hubble Space Telescope has been hurtling around our planet at 17,500 mph sending spectacularly sharp images of the universe back to Earth. Hubble is a visual celebration of this large and versatile telescope's astonishing scientific and technical achievements.

This fully revised and updated edition of Hubble: Window on the Universe (Legacy Edition) showcases the very latest and clearest images of galaxies, nebulae, quasars, exploding stars and stellar nurseries. More than 200 remarkable cosmic images reveal the inner workings of the solar system, the expansion of the Universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies and the mysterious force known as 'dark energy'.

Featuring the history of the project from its origins and launch in 1990, the discovery and emergency repair of a defective mirror, the impact of subsequent servicing missions and finally, its extraordinary legacy this stunning giant volume will take you on a journey through the universe via 200 glorious full-colour images.

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Giles Sparrow

Giles Sparrow (Author)
Giles Sparrow is an author specializing in astronomy and physics. He's written about everything from space technology to the history of science.

James Weston Lewis (Illustrator)
Born in Bath, James moved to Oxfordshire when he was 5 where he grew up in a small village. He did an Art Foundation degree at Oxford Brookes University and then moved to Bristol to study Illustration at the University of the West of England, where he specialised in Print. James now lives in Lewisham in South London. His first book, The Great Fire of London, was longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

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