Smithsonian Intimate Guide to the Cosmos

Smithsonian Intimate Guide to the Cosmos

Visualizing the New Realities of Space

Book - 2004
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and theories - from the explosive origins of our own Universe to the possible existence of countless others beyond it. The first in a series of Smithsonian Intimate Guides to important scientific subjects, this dramatically illustrated book is both an accessible introduction to the cosmos for general readers and a unique resource for experts. Book jacket.
system, to the farthest reaches of space. Drawing on his extraordinary access to NASA's archives and the latest data from the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory and a range of other space missions, he showcases an unprecedented and spectacular selection of photographs and original full-color illustrations that capture the most magnificent astronomical phenomena. And he complements these with clear, up-to-date and straightforward explanations of the latest space discoveries
What does dark energy look like? Or the awesome phenomenon of cosmic cannibalism, when immense black holes swallow entire solar systems? Preeminent NASA illustrator Dana Berry makes these and many other unseen wonders of the cosmos visible as never before, revealing a Universe that we can't see even with our most powerful orbiting telescopes - and that scientists can only imagine. Berry takes readers on a dazzling tour of the "new" cosmos, outward bound from Earth, through the solar
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Books, in association with the National Air and Space Museum, 2004
ISBN: 1588341828
Branch Call Number: 523.1 BER
Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: National Air and Space Museum
Alternative Title: Intimate guide to the cosmos


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