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Hubble Vision: Astronomy with the Hubble Space Telescope

Code: ALG0680
Auteurs: Carolyn Collins Petersen , John C. Brandt
ISBN: 521496438
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Uitgegeven: 27 October, 1995
Korte beschrijving: After a disastrous start featuring a flawed optical system and a flood of negative publicity, the reengineered Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is now producing many important scientific findings. This book, coauthored by an astronomer and a science writer, relates both the unpleasant inaugural years of the HST and the successes that now vindicate the expensive project. Because the volume is aimed at a general audience, the authors have included some sections giving the basic scientific background needed to put the HST data into context. At times readers may feel burdened by large doses of aerospace jargon and the language of advanced astronomical research, but those who persist will be rewarded with a balanced overview of the Hubble story. Recommended for public and academic libraries.?