WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) — The U.S. space agency says it has published a book celebrating the 20th anniversary of the April 1990 launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA said the book, “Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time” takes an in-depth look at the unique, ground-breaking telescope that has revolutionized astronomy and photography.
“The book highlights Hubble’s spectacular visual legacy to humanity in stunning images and includes what many consider Hubble’s 20 most important scientific findings to date,” the space agency said, noting the images, all selected by NASA astronomers, show stars being born and dying; galaxies colliding and reforming; and the young universe in the throes of creation.
“This book represents a sampling of 20 years of Hubble discoveries that have forever changed the view of the universe and our place within it,” said the book’s author, astrophysicist Ed Weiler, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
The book also contains comments of the astronauts who manned NASA’s missions to repair and maintain the telescope, as well as from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, who piloted the space shuttle that launched the telescope.
Officials said the book is available at bookstores, on the Web or at http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Hubble-9780810989979.htmlhttp://www.abramsbooks.com.
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