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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, cop. 2013.
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Describes the unmanned space missions that have opened windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey; Holly Henry
ISBN: 9780691147536 0691147531
OCLC Number: 892958728
Awards: Winner of Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature, American Astronautical Society 2013
Description: 1 vol. (450 p., [8] p. de pl. : ill. en noir et en coul. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction 12 Viking: Discovering the Red Planet 133 MER: The Little Rovers That Could 404 Voyager: Grand Tour of the Solar System 745 Cassini: Bright Rings and Icy Worlds 1116 Stardust: Catching a Comet by the Tail 1377 SOHO: Living with a Restless Star 1618 Hipparcos: Mapping the Milky Way 1869 Spitzer: Unveiling the Cool Cosmos 21110 Chandra: Exploring the Violent Cosmos 24211 HST: The Universe in Sharp Focus 27012 WMAP: Mapping the Infant Universe 30213 Conclusion: New Horizons, New Worlds 327Notes 343Selected Bibliography 405Index 417
Responsibility: Chris Impey and Holly Henry.

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