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Hubble Revisited: The Latest Images from the Discovery Machine

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By: D Fischer and H Duerbeck

216 pages, 100 figs


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89966 | ISBN: 0387985514
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&i;`A wonderful volume...a clear and insightful explanation is included for each and every image.'&o;The Planetarian


1. General Overview. Telescopes around 2000; How Hubble was born; The second servicing mission; Working with Hubble today.- 2. Cosmology. The Hubble deep field; Quasars and the early universe; The search for cosmic numbers; Gamma-ray bursters.- 3. Stars. Stellar nurseries; Red gants and supergiants; White dwarfs, brown dwarfs, and extrasolar planets; Late stellar evolution; Supernova 1987A.- 4. The Solar System. The new invasion of Mars; The rings of Saturn; The winds of Jupiter; Between the planets.- 5. A View into the Future. The next servicing missions; Hubble and beyond; Astronomical quests of the 21st century.- Appendix: references, internet resources.

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