heard of the Hubble Space Telescope, a byword for the hauntingly beautiful pictures of the farthest corners of the universe it has been capturing since it launched into low Earth orbit in 1990. This handsome volume is a wonderful record of some of the amazing sights the NASA project has given us.
The key to Hubble’s success in taking extremely high-resolution images is that it operates outside the distortion of Earth’s atmosphere and with much lower background light than ground-based telescopes.
Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson provides surefooted and informative explanations of the images as he presents this portfolio drawn from an archive of more than 500,000 existing Hubble images. He also keeps up a fascinating flow of little-known facts along the way.
NON- FICTION Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images by TERENCE DICKINSON Firefly Books (2014) RRP $ 35.00 Hardcover