Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery

Hardcover | May 25, 2006

byLars Lindberg Christensen, Robert A. FosburyIllustratorM. Kornmesser

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Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery forms a key element of the European Space Agency's 15th anniversary celebration activities for the 1990 launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.As an observatory in space, Hubble is one of the most successful scientific projects of all time, both in terms of scientific output and its immediate public appeal. Hubble continues to have an enormous impact by exploiting a unique scientific niche where no other instruments can compete. It consistently delivers super-sharp images and clean, uncontaminated spectra over the entire near-infrared and ultraviolet regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This has opened up new scientific territory and resulted in many paradigm-breaking discoveries.To mark the 15th anniversary on 24 April 2005, the European Space Agency presented a series of unique activities in collaboration with partners all over Europe. This included an exclusive, full-length DVD film (one of the most widely distributed documentary films ever); please see the link to info about the film below:ttp://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/anniversary/

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Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery forms a key element of the European Space Agency's 15th anniversary celebration activities for the 1990 launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.As an observatory in space, Hubble is one of the most successful scientific projects of all time, both in terms of scientific output and its immediate public...

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BACK COVER COPY**This book forms part of the European Space Agency's 15th anniversary celebration activities for the 1990 launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. As an observatory in space, Hubble is one of the most successful scientific projects of all time, both in terms of scientific output and its immediate public appeal.Hub...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 11.69 × 9.84 × 0.27 inPublished:May 25, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387285997

ISBN - 13:9780387285993

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- Introduction.- The Hubble Story.- Hubble Up Close.- Planetary Tales.- The Lives of Stars.- Cosmic Collisisions.- Monsters in Space.- Gravitational Illusions.- Birth and Death of the Universe.- Looking to the End of Time.- Hubble Gallery.

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From the reviews:"This is the story of a journey through space and time revealed by a telescope called Hubble. . published as part of the European Space Agency's 15th anniversary celebration, presents the exquisite color images for which the telescope has become famous. . Hubble has pushed the limit of our knowledge far beyond anything possible before its launch. . Super-sharp images, such as those found here, have enabled astronomers to gain entirely new insights into the workings of a huge range of different astronomical objects." (EurekAlert, July, 2006)