HUBBLE'S UNIVERSE by Simon Goodwin


A Portrait of Our Cosmos
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 Mars seen from the relatively close distance of 103 million kilometers; the stormy Great Red Spot above Jupiter's surface; a possible continent or sea spied through the smoggy haze that surrounds the moon Titan; a nebula with gaseous columns so dense and craggy they appear like a heavenly rock formation. These stunning images and many others, transmitted to Earth by the Hubble Space Telescope, are reprinted here in full color. Goodwin, a research astronomer at the University of Sussex in England, provides commentary, and John Gribbin, a leading popular-science writer (Fire on Earth, p. 727, etc.), provides a preface.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-670-87310-1
Page count: 127pp
Publisher: Penguin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1996