“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
Come face to face with the most breathtaking images from the Hubble Telescope, one of the greatest tools in the history of science. Updated with 30 new images to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the telescope’s launch, these epic pictures have answered some of the most compelling questions of time and space while also revealing new mysteries. Features texts by photography critic Owen Edwards, Hubble astronauts Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and John Mace Grunsfeld, and Zoltan Levay.
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.