The Times Universe: A Photographic Guide

 
9780007169306: The Times Universe: A Photographic Guide

A stunning visual tour from the moon to the edge of the visible Universe, including over 200 colour photographs

The vast expanse of the Universe has been opened up to us like never before with the development of extraordinarily powerful telescopes both on earth and in space, orbiting satellites and planet and deep space probes. The Times Universe is a collection of the best of the photographs taken using this equipment. It includes:

• the different types of instrument that bring us these fantastic images

• the planets in our Solar System are brought to life from Pluto – the most remote – to the Moon. Ian Ridpath also examines the asteroids and comets that enter our Solar System

• the Sun, and other stars in our galaxy. The birth and spectacular death of stars – supernovae – are also illustrated

Times Universe also goes beyond our galaxy with spectacular images and clear descriptions to bring the far reaches of space ever closer. It is here that one of space exploration's greatest developments so far, the Hubble Space Telescope, has been able to teach us so much about the rest of the Universe.

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The vast expanse of the Universe has been opened up to us like never before with the development of extraordinarily powerful telescopes both on earth and in space, orbiting satellites and planet and deep space probes. The Times Universe is a collection of the best of the photographs taken using this equipment. It includes: the different types of instrument that bring us these fantastic images. The planets in our Solar System are brought to life from Pluto the most remote to the Moon. Ian Ridpath also examines the asteroids and comets that enter our Solar System, The Sun, and other stars in our galaxy. The birth and spectacular death of stars supernovae are also illustrated.

Times Universe also goes beyond our galaxy with spectacular images and clear descriptions to bring the far reaches of space ever closer. It is here that one of space exploration's greatest developments so far, the Hubble Space Telescope, has been able to teach us so much about the rest of the Universe.

About the Author:

Ian Ridpath is an amateur astronomer and an author and broadcaster on astronomy and space. He is also author of Collins Pocket Guide to Stars and Planets, now in its third edition, and Gem Stars.

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