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    Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time (Hardback) By (author) Edward Weiler

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    DescriptionApril 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most important scientific tools ever employed by humanity, the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble is the most celebrated celestial observer since Galileo assembled his first optical instruments. Theoretical physicist and astronomer Lyman Spitzer realized that our atmosphere was an imperfect window on the universe and he was the first person to propose the idea of placing a large telescope in orbit, free of the obstacles that clouded ground-based observatories. He was the driving force behind the development of what would eventually become Hubble. Named after the trailblazing astronomer Edwin P. Hubble, the space-based telescope has revolutionised astronomy by providing unprecedented deep and clear views of the universe, ranging from our own solar system to extremely remote fledgling galaxies formed not long after the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago. Beyond its scientific contributions, 20 years of Hubble research and imagery have had a profound impact on the world's imagination and spiritual growth. The purpose of the book is to celebrate two decades of astronomical, scientific and technological breakthroughs as told through historic and glorious photographs. "Hubble: A Journey through Space and Time" features a collection of Hubble's most important images, as well as a section on the five successful manned missions that have kept the observatory functioning. Hubble's top 20 discoveries will be described in commentaries by notable scientists. Mission astronauts will contribute their reminiscences as well.


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    Title
    Hubble
    Subtitle
    A Journey Through Space and Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Weiler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,225 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810989979
    ISBN 10: 0810989972
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: PGG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/1990
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A52150000
    DC22: 522/.2919
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 522.2919
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QB500.268 .W45 2010
    Thema V1.0: AJC, WNX, PGG
    Illustrations note
    100 full-colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    12 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Edward J. Weiler is an astrophysicist and a leading scientist at NASA. He served as Chief Scientist of the Hubble Space Telescope from 1979 until 1998. He is currently the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate of NASA. He has published widely in scientific journals. Hubble was created by the team that has worked on Abrams's previous NASA books: Robert Jacobs, Connie Moore, and Bertram Ulrich, with the addition of Dwayne Brown and JD Harrington, all NASA staffers.