“A magnificent selection of pictures taken by cameras on the Hubble Space Telescope… The pictures are processed and displayed with great care, with colors and contrast adjusted to make the scenes as truthful and vivid as possible.”
Expanding Universe. The Hubble Space Telescope
Hardcover with fold-outs, 11.4 x 11.4 in., 5.44 lb, 260 pages
Revel in the images from the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the great tools in the history of science. Updated with 30 photos to mark 30 years of Hubble, this book includes comment by Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and John Mace Grunsfeld, the astronauts who worked on Hubble, and by Zoltan Levay, who turned Hubble’s data into famous photos.
Customer reviews (28)
Time, Space, and a Telescope
Hubble’s most magnificent imagesWith investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy but also our very sense of being in the universe. On the 30th anniversary of its launch into low-earth orbit, this updated edition of Expanding Universe presents 30 brand new images, unveiling more hidden gems from the Hubble’s archives.
Ultra-high resolution and taken with almost no background light, these pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space while also revealing new mysteries, like the strange “dark energy” that sees the universe expanding at an ever-accelerating rate.
The collection is accompanied by an essay from photography critic Owen Edwards and an interview with Zoltan Levay, who explains how the pictures are composed. Veteran Hubble astronauts Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and John Mace Grunsfeld also offer their insights on Hubble’s legacy and future space exploration.
Customer reviews (28)
A must have
Fabio, November 09, 2021
Any word is insignificant in the presence of such breath-taking giant book.
The space between you and the universe
Marco, November 01, 2021
This is a stunning book with crystal clear images, high quality textured paper, an embossed hardback cover and a universe that literally expands - there are lots of fold out pages with panoramic images of nebulae and galaxies. Anyone who likes space, astrophotography and is a fan of the Hubble Space Telescope will surely love this book. I litteraly love this book, highly recommended.
DISCOVER THE SPACE
Andrea, October 31, 2021
Great book. I recommend the purchase
Nuno, October 30, 2021
A compilation of photos that amazes us from beginning to end.
Florent, October 29, 2021
Les beautés du Cosmos, à couper le souffle. Magnifique recueil des plus belles images prises par Hubble
Efrem, October 28, 2021
Breathtaking compilation of Hubble's masterpieces.
David, October 28, 2021
Fantastic pictures, and very nice book. Instructive and inspiring !
An Artful Triumph of Science in one Mind-Blowing Edition
Jeremy, October 27, 2021
Humankind's best sights of the universe are vividly printed in this magnificent edition, a triumph of science with an inescapable artistic depth that will not leave you the same.
Perfect for space lover !
Paul, October 27, 2021
The book is incredible if you want to see wonderfull picture of space. It's really a workpiece, I loved it !
Arnaud, October 27, 2021
Magnifique ouvrage, comprenant des photos pleine pages ainsi que plusieurs "dépliants" permettant d'apprécier la beauté de plusieurs galaxies en grand format. Il y a derrière les clichés du telescope Hubble une vraie poésie que ce livre retranscrit pleinement. Un indispensable pour les férus d'astronomie, et pour ceux qui, sans l'être, souhaitent s'aventurer au délà de nos horizons terrestres.