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Dreams of other worlds : the amazing story of unmanned space exploration

Author: Chris Impey; Holly Henry
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
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Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, Impey and Henry tell the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey; Holly Henry
ISBN: 9780691147536 0691147531
OCLC Number: 840160968
Awards: Winner of American Astronautical Society Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award 2013.
Description: 450 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Viking : discovering the Red Planet --
MER : the little rovers that could --
Voyager : grand tour of the solar system --
Cassini : bright rings and icy worlds --
Stardust : catching a comet by the tail --
SOHO : living with a restless star --
Hipparcos : mapping the Milky Way --
Spitzer : unveiling the cool cosmos --
Chandra : exploring the violent cosmos --
HST : the universe in sharp focus --
WMAP : mapping the infant universe --
Conclusion : new horizons, new worlds.
Other Titles: Unmanned space exploration
Responsibility: Chris Impey and Holly Henry.

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