Book: The Universe Through the Eyes of Hubble

About the Book

Designed with large images and distraction-free layouts to increase the impact of Hubble’s imagery, this book gives the reader a guided tour of the cosmos through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope. Before Hubble was launched in 1990, no exoplanet had ever been observed, dark energy was unknown, the age of the universe was a mystery, and the most distant objects observed were just halfway back in time to the Big Bang. Hubble has been the centerpiece in a revolution in astronomy, as well as giving the public a visceral connection to the Universe through its stunning images.

The images that have been selected here explore key themes in recent astronomy, including planetary science, cosmology and stellar evolution, explaining Hubble’s contributions to our understanding of the universe. Hubble's unique images – some never published before – are presented together with a mix of cutting-edge science that highlights the key discoveries of the past few years and how they fit into Hubble’s growing list of scientific achievements. It is an unforgettable view of our amazing universe.

Features:

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 176
  • Publishers: Springer (English, ISBN 978-3-319-02722-7) and WILEY-VCH (German, ISBN 978-3-527-41208-2)
  • Aimed at laypeople
  • Appealing format offers full-color, large-format high-quality photographs
  • Available in English and German ("Hubble — Das Universum im Visier")

 

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Sample pages for download


Orion Nebula with proplyd highlights
(page 51)

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Original images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


Star-forming region Sh 2-106
 (page 59)

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Stellar nursery in the Small Magellanic Cloud
 (page 62)

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Spirals of all shapes and sizes
 (page 94)

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Spirals of all shapes and sizes
 (page 95)

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Final call
 (page 156)

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Herschel and the E-ELT
 (page 162)

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The Authors


Oli Usher

Oli is a London-based science writer, who works as the communications manager for the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at University College London. He is responsible for bringing the work of the university’s scientists to the public, covering the fields of astrophysics, space science and planetary sciences among others.


Lars Lindberg Christensen

Lars is an award-winning science communication specialist who heads the European Southern Observatory’s education and Public Outreach Department. He obtained his Master’s degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Lars is Press Officer for the International Astronomical Union (IAU), and director of two astronomy documentaries.