The Mirror on the Universe

Book - 2003
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Presents hundred of color images from the Hubble Space Telescope covering stars, stellar death and destruction, galaxies, the expansive universe, and solar systems.

Firefly Books Ltd

Dramatic images never before published in a single volume.

High above the dirty window of Earth's atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) enjoys a clear view of the universe. Hubble uses hundreds of the latest, most spectacular images from the HST to illustrate a comprehensive astronomy reference. Stargazers will be astonished to see in color pictures what were once fuzzy photographs, dots on a star map or words in a textbook.

Hubble explains how new discoveries are revising scientific understanding of the Universe. Detailed images of the Eagle Nebula show several fingers rising above a massive gas cloud. At the end of each fingertip -- the width of our solar system -- is the birth of a star.

The book covers the observable universe in six sections:

  • Stars in the Firmament
  • Stellar Death and Destruction
  • Gregarious Galaxies
  • The Expansive Universe
  • Solar Systems
  • The Heavenly Wanderers

Clear and concise text explains the fascinating history of astronomy and the development of the HST. Hubble transports readers to the planets of our solar system and on to galaxies millions -- even billions -- of light years away. These dramatic, unforgettable images will bring into sharp focus how the Universe is unfolding in new and astonishing ways.

Over 250 of the best and latest images from the Hubble Space Telescope, accompanied with text explaining their astronomical significance, details on the HST and a timeline of landmarks in astronomy.

Book News
Astronomy writer Kerrod presents color photographs from the telescope in earth orbit, along with some supporting images. He covers stars, stellar death and destruction, gregarious galaxies, the expansive universe, and solar systems in general and Sol's in particular. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, c2003
ISBN: 9781552977811
Branch Call Number: 522.2919 Ker
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill


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