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The Hubble Cosmos

The Hubble Cosmos

25 Years of New Vistas in Space

  • Author: David H. DeVorkin,Robert W. Smith
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426215576
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 224
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"To celebrate NASA s Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmosfill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 150 photographs including Hubble All-Stars the most famous of all the noteworthy images The Hubble Cosmosshows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe."

Idiot's Guides: The Cosmos

Idiot's Guides: The Cosmos

  • Author: Christopher De Pree
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1615646043
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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Major new discoveries in space are made almost weekly and there is so much for any new enthusiast to learn and explore. Beginning with the solar system, the Sun, all its planets, major moons, and other features, such as the asteroid belt, Idiot's Guides: The Cosmos is packed with information and features the best photos from various explorations. Beautiful photography and detailed descriptions of the various types of masses are compared to Earth-- making the information as easy to grasp as possible. The book also explores the Milky Way, the various star types, including black holes, galaxy filaments, and much more.

Picturing the Cosmos

Picturing the Cosmos

Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime

  • Author: Elizabeth A. Kessler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780816679577
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 279
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The vivid, dramatic images of distant stars and galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have come to define how we visualize the cosmos. In their immediacy and vibrancy, photographs from the Hubble show what future generations of space travelers might see should they venture beyond our solar system. But their brilliant hues and precise details are not simply products of the telescope's unprecedented orbital location and technologically advanced optical system. Rather, they result from a series of deliberate decisions made by the astronomers who convert raw data from the Hubble into spectacular pictures by assigning colors, adjusting contrast, and actively composing the images, balancing the desire for an aesthetically pleasing representation with the need for a scientifically valid one. In Picturing the Cosmos, Elizabeth A. Kessler examines the Hubble's deep space images, highlighting the remarkable resemblance they bear to nineteenth-century paintings and photographs of the American West and their invocation of the visual language of the sublime. Drawing on art history and the history of science, as well as interviews with astronomers who work on the Hubble Heritage Project, Kessler traces the ways that the sublime, with its inherent tension between reason and imagination, not only forms the appearance of the images, but also operates on other levels. The sublime informs the dual expression—numeric and pictorial—of digital data and underpins the relevance of the frontier for a new era of exploration performed by our instruments rather than our bodies. Through their engagement with the sublime the Hubble images are a complex act of translation that encourages an experience of the universe as simultaneously beyond humanity's grasp and within the reach of our knowledge. Strikingly illustrated with full-color images, this book reveals the scientific, aesthetic, and cultural significance of the Hubble pictures, offering a nuanced understanding of how they shape our ideas—and dreams—about the cosmos and our places within it.

The Cosmos

The Cosmos

Astronomy in the New Millennium

  • Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Alex Filippenko
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110768756X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 599
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An exciting introduction to astronomy, using recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe and science.

Measuring the Cosmos

Measuring the Cosmos

How Scientists Discovered the Dimensions of the Universe

  • Author: Matthew D. H. Clark
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813534046
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 202
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Humans have always viewed the heavens with wonder and awe. The skies have inspired reflection on the vastness of space, the wonder of creation, and humankind's role in the universe. In just over one hundred years, science has moved from almost total ignorance about the actual distances to the stars and earth's place in the galaxy to our present knowledge about the enormous size, mass, and age of the universe. We are reaching the limits of observation, and therefore the limits of human understanding. Beyond lies only our imagination, seeded by the theories of physics. In Measuring the Cosmos, science writers David and Matthew Clark tell the stories of both the well-known and the unsung heroes who played key roles in these discoveries. These true accounts reveal ambitions, conflicts, failures, as well as successes, as the astonishing scale and age of the universe were finally established. Few areas of scientific research have witnessed such drama in the form of ego clashes, priority claims, or failed (or even falsified) theories as that resulting from attempts to measure the universe. Besides giving credit where long overdue, Measuring the Cosmos explains the science behind these achievements in accessible language sure to appeal to astronomers, science buffs, and historians.

The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos

The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos

  • Author: Michael Rowan-Robinson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191509175
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 188
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How old is the universe? How far away are the galaxies and how fast are they travelling away from us? What is dark matter and why do astronomers think it pervades the universe? How heavy is the vacuum? How do galaxies form? Michael Rowan-Robinson answers these and many more questions in a highly original and intriguing way. He encapsulates our current knowledge (both what we do and don't know) of the origin and the nature of the universe into nine numbers. These cosmic numbers appear to be independent characteristics of our universe and include its age, the Hubble constant (a measure of its rate of expression), and the density of matter in the universe. Only one of the nine numbers is known with real precision, and four of them only poorly known. The complex ideas that underpin modern cosmology such as the origin of the elements and quantum theory are explained clearly and accessibly, and more speculative ideas like inflation and superstrings are also covered, but with a refreshing scepticism. While most of what we know has been learnt during the 20th century, Rowan-Robinson provides a historical perspective, paying homage to the achievements of the Greeks, Renaissance astronomers, and the age of Newton. He ends the book with a look to the future, predicting that with the further space missions we will accurately know the nine numbers described in this book by the year 2015, but concludes that the origin of the Big Bang itself will still be a mystery by the end of the twenty-first century, and perhaps even in the year 3000.

Forsaken Earth: The Ongoing Mass Extinction

Forsaken Earth: The Ongoing Mass Extinction

  • Author: Paul Sequoia Rauch
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1483454495
  • Category:
  • Page: 372
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The Ongoing Mass Extinction of species is the most overriding issue on Earth, transcending and encompassing all others. It's already proven; there's no debate. It is a monumental event occurring right now and escalating, its culmination set to happen within most of our lives. Forsaken Earth delves deeply into this matter like no other, that the worst of this earth-shattering extinction event might still be avoided. Forsaken Earth fully reveals that humans are undeniably causing and allowing this event to happen, and that we are the only ones who can and must stop it. Everything you ever wanted to know about our gorgeous Earth to the history of the cultural ideology at the root of the problem to the effect upon every ecosystem of Earth is written in this one potent volume. Forsaken Earth provides more solutions than any yet offered and leads us to discover and activate our most meaningful purpose, individually and as humanity, to participate and truly support the healing of life on Earth - now.

How To Understand The True Cosmos

How To Understand The True Cosmos

  • Author: Dr. Sol Aisenberg
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1483631370
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 134
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The need for dark matter and dark energy are removed by the introduction of observations of galaxies and stars at cosmic distances to be added to the observations of planets in our solar system. When cosmic observations that were not available to Newton are included, the result is a new universal model of gravity also valid for the cosmos and also the solar system, without change. When applied to the existing cosmic observations and solar system observations, the resulting Universal Law of Cosmic Gravity by Aisenberg explains cosmic observations and reduces to Newton's law in the solar system. Hubble observed that redshifts increased with distance but without proof suggested that the redshift and the Doppler effect showed that the galaxies were receding and that the universe was expanding. This led to the wrong belief in the big bang but without observational proof of receding velocity. We will show that the age of the cosmos is wrong, explain tired light, solve Olbers' paradox about the dark sky, and remove the need for inflation. We will explain the cosmic microwave background (CMB), explain quasars and black holes, and why the cosmos is apparently closed. The latest Nobel Prizes (1978 and 2011) for Physics should be reexamined. The author, Dr. Sol Aisenberg earned a PhD in Physics from MIT, with a minor in math, was a part time staff member in the MIT physics department and in the Research Lab of Electronics, RLE, and was a part-time lecturer at the Harvard Medical School and a part-time visiting research professor of bioengineering in Boston University. Aisenberg was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi (science), and Pi Mu Epsilon (math) honor societies.

Cosmos

Cosmos

An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology

  • Author: John North
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226594416
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 876
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The definitive history of humanity's search to find its place within the universe. North charts the history of astronomy and cosmology from the Paleolithic period to the present day.

The Cosmos

The Cosmos

A Historical Perspective

  • Author: Craig G. Fraser
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313332180
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 179
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