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Space: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of Postcards
Space: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of Postcards
Space: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of Postcards
Space: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of Postcards
Space: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of Postcards
Space: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of PostcardsSpace: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of PostcardsSpace: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of PostcardsSpace: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of PostcardsSpace: Views from the Hubble Telescope  Book of Postcards
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Space: Views from the Hubble Telescope Book of Postcards

$12.95
Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection.

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with Scientific American.

ISBN 9780764972706

ITEM AA911
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Few telescopes in history have had as profound an effect on astronomical research as has the Hubble Space Telescope. Yet its influence is not what most people think. By and large, it has not made singular discoveries—achievements that are its and its alone. Instead Hubble has taken what were hints and suspicions from ground-based observations and turned them into near certainties. It has worked in concert with ground-based observatories and other telescopes to provide a multihued view of the cosmos. It has forced theorists to rethink broad-brush theories and to construct new ones that explain astronomical phenomena in much finer detail. In short, Hubble has been extremely influential not by standing apart from other instruments and techniques but mainly by becoming deeply integrated with them.

The Hubble Space Telescope is the invention of American astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889–1953), who discovered large-scale galaxies lying far beyond the Milky Way that are distributed almost uniformly in all directions through space. An astronomer at Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena, California (from 1919), and at Mt. Palomar, northeast of San Diego, California (from 1948), Hubble was the first to offer evidence to support the expanding theory of the universe.

Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.

Images

  1. Circle of Life in Spiral Galaxy M83

  2. Pulsing Super Star RS Puppis

  3. Galaxy Dense with Stars

  4. Spectacular Mosaic of Crab Nebula

  5. Distance to Pleiades Refined

  6. Everything Is Illuminated: Light Echoes

  7. A Planetary Nebula’s Watchful Eye

  8. Star Gives Up the Ghost

  9. Plasma Jets Powered by Black Hole

  10. Stars outside the Milky Way Similar to Our Sun

  11. Backward Spiral Galaxy

  12. Stars Align for a Rare View

  13. Horse Head of a Different Color

  14. The Spirograph Nebula

  15. Galaxy on the Edge

  16. Celestial Butterfly

  17. Supernova Remnant

  18. Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982

  19. The Helix Nebula

  20. Supernova Remnant

  21. Dust Storm on Mars

  22. Young Stars Create Dramatic Sculpture

  23. Whirlpool Galaxy, M51

  24. Youngster Galaxy Magnified by Abell 383

  25. Mystic Eye in the Cosmos

  26. Celestial Fireworks

  27. Details of Nebula in the Compass

  28. Arp Galaxies’ Celestial Question Mark

  29. Prolific Star Birth at 30 Doradus

  30. Distribution of Dark Matter