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The space book : from the beginning to the end of time, 250 milestones in the history of space & astronomy

Author: Jim Bell
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling, [2013]
Series: Sterling Milestones series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Bell
ISBN: 9781402780714 1402780710
OCLC Number: 808421866
Description: 527 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Birth of the universe --
Observing the heavens --
The Space Age --
Our future. c. 13.7 billion BCE, Big Bang --
c. 13.7 billion BCE, Recombination Era --
c. 13.5 billion BCE, first stars --
c. 13.3 billion BCE, Milky Way --
c. 5 billion BCE, solar nebula --
c. 4.6 billion, violent proto-Sun --
c. 4.6 billion BCE, birth of the Sun --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Mercury --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Venus --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Earth --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Mars --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, main asteroid belt --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Jupiter --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Saturn --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Uranus --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Neptune --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, Pluto and the Kuiper Belt --
c. 4.5 billion BCE, birth of the Moon --
c. 4.1 billion BCE, late heavy bomardment --
c. 3.8 billion BCE, life on Earth --
550 million BCE, Cambrian explosion --
65 million BCE, dinosaur-killing impact --
200,000 BCE, homo sapiens --
c. 50,000 BCE, Arizona impact --
c. 5000 BCE, birth of cosmology --
c. 3000 BCE, ancient observatories --
c. 2500 BCE, Egyptian astronomy --
c. 2100 BCE, astronomy in China --
c. 500 BCE, Earth is round! --
c. 400 BCE, Greek geocentrism --
c. 400 BCE, Western astrology --
c. 280 BCE, sun-centered cosmos --
c. 250 BCE, Eratosthenes measures the Earth --
c. 150 BCE, stellar magnitude --
c. 100 BCE, first computer --
45 BCE, Julian calendar --
c. 150 Ptolemy's Almagest --
185, Chinese observe "guest star" --
c. 500, Aryabhatiya --
c. 700, finding Easter --
c. 825, early Arabic astronomy --
c. 964, Andromeda sighted --
c. 1000, experimental astrophysics --
c. 1000, Mayan astronomy --
1054, "daytime star" observed --
c. 1230, De Sphaera --
c. 1260, large medieval observatories --
c. 1500, early calculus --
1543, Copernicus's De revolutionibus --
1572, Brahe's "Nova Stella" --
1582, Gregorian calendar --
1596, Mira variables --
1600, Bruno's On the finite universe and worlds --
c. 1608, first astronomical telescopes --
1610, Galileo's Starry messenger --
1610, Io --
1610, Europa --
1610, Ganymede --
1610, Callisto --
1610, Orion Nebula "discovered" --
1619, three laws of planetary motion --
1639, Venus transits the Sun --
1650, Mizar-Alcor sextuple system --
1655, Titan --
1659, Saturn has rings --
1665, great red spot --
1665, globular clusters --
1671, Iapetus --
1672, Rhea --
1676, speed of light --
1682, Halley's Comet --
1684, Tethys --
1684, Dione --
1684, zodiacal light --
1686, origin of tides --
1687, Newton's laws of gravity and motion --
1718, proper motion of stars --
1757, celestial navigation --
1764, planetary nebulae --
1771, Messier catalog --
1772, Lagrange points --
1781, discovery of Uranus --
1787, Titania --
1787, Oberon --
1789, Enceladus --
1789, Mimas --
1794, meteorites comes from space --
1795, Encke's comet --
1801, Ceres --
1807, Vesta --
1814, birth of spectroscopy --
1838, stellar parallax --
1839, first astrophotographs --
1846, discovery of Neptune --
1846, Triton --
1847, Miss Mitchell's comet --
1848, Doppler shift of light --
1848, Hyperion --
1851, Foucault's pendulum --
1851, Ariel --
1851, Umbriel --
1857, Kirkwood gaps --
1859, solar flares --
1859, search for Vulcan --
1862, white dwarfs --
1866, source of the Leonid meteors --
1868, helium --
1877, Deimos --
1877, Phobos --
1887, end of the ether --
1892, Amalthea --
1893, star color = star temperature --
1895, Milky Way dark lanes --
1896, greenhouse effect --
1896, radioactivity --
1899, Phoebe --
1900, quantum mechanics --
1901, Pickering's "Harvard computers" --
1904, Himalia --
1905, Einstein's "miracle year" --
1906, Jupiter's Trojan asteroids --
1906, Mars and its canals --
1908, Tunguska explosion ---
1908, cepheid variables and standard candles --
1910, main sequence --
1918, size of the Milky Way --
1920, "Centaur" asteroids --
1924, Eddington's mass-luminosity relation --
1926, liquid-fueled rocketry --
1927, the Milky Way rotates --
1929, Hubble's law --
1930, discovery of Pluto --
1931, radio astronomy --
1932, the Öpik-Oort Cloud --
1933, neutron stars --
1933, dark matter --
1936, elliptical galaxies --
1939, nuclear fusion --
1945, geosynchronous satellites --
1948, Miranda --
1955, Jupiter's magnetic field --
1956, neutrino astronomy --
1957, Sputnik I --
1958, Earth's radiation belts --
1958, NASA and the deep space network --
1959, far side of the Moon --
1959, spiral galaxies --
1960, SETI --
1961, first humans in space --
1963, Arecibo radio telescope --
1963, quasars --
1964, cosmic microwave background --
1965, black holes --
1965, Hawking's "extreme physics" --
1965, microwave astronomy --
1966, Venera 3 reaches Venus --
1967, pulsars --
1967, study of extremophiles --
1969, first on the Moon --
1969, second on the Moon --
1969, astronomy goes digital --
1970, organic molecules in Murchison meterorite --
1970, Venera 7 lands on Venus --
1970, lunar robotic sample return --
1971, Fra Mauro formation --
1971, first Mars orbiters --
1971, roving on the Moon --
1972, lunar highlands --
1972, last on the Moon --
1973, gamma-ray bursts --
1973, Pioneer 10 at Jupiter --
1976, Vikings on Mars --
1977, Voyager "grand tour" begins --
1977, Uranian rings discovery --
1978, Charon --
1978, ultraviolet astronomy --
1979, active volcanos on Io --
1979, Jovian rings --
1979, an ocean on Europa? --
1979, gravitational lensing --
1979, Pioneer 11 at Saturn --
1980, Cosmos : a personal voyage --
1980, 1981, Voyager Saturn encounters --
1981, space shuttle --
1982, rings around Neptune --
1983, Pioneer 10 beyond Neptune --
1984, circumstellar disks --
1986, Voyager 2 at Uranus --
1987, Supernova 1987A --
1988, light pollution --
1989, Voyager 2 at Neptune --
1989, walls of galaxies --
1990, Hubble space telescope --
1990, Venus mapped by Magellan --
1991, gamma-ray astronomy --
1992, mapping the cosmic microwave background --
1992, first extrasolar planets --
1992, Kuiper Belt objects --
1992, asteroids can have moons --
1993, giant telescopes --
1994, comet SL-9 slams into Jupiter --
1994, brown dwarfs --
1995, planets around other suns --
1995, Galileo orbits Jupiter --
1996, life on Mars? --
1997, "great comet" Hale-Bopp --
1997, 253 Mathilde --
1997, first rover on Mars --
1997, Mars global surveyor --
1998, International Space Station --
1998, dark energy --
1999, Earth's rotation speeds up --
1999, Torino impact hazard scale --
1999, Chandra x-ray observatory --
2000, an ocean on Ganymede? --
2000, NEAR at Eros --
2001, solar neutrino problem --
2001, age of the universe --
2001, Genesis catches solar wind --
2003, Spitzer space telescope --
2004, Spirit and Opportunity on Mars --
2004, Cassini explores Saturn --
2004, Stardust encounters Wild-2 --
2005, Deep Impact : Tempel-1 --
2005, Huygens lands on Titan --
2005, Hayabusa at Itokawa --
2005, Shepherd moons --
2006, demotion of Pluto --
2007, Habitable super earths? --
2007, Hanny's Voorwerp --
2009, Kepler mission --
2010, SOFIA --
2010, Rosetta flies by 21 Lutetia --
2010, comet Hartley-2 --
2011, MESSENGER at Mercury --
2011, Dawn at Vesta --
2012, Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover --
2015, Pluto revealed! --
2017, North American solar eclipse --
2018, James Webb space telescope --
2029, Apophis near miss --
~2035-2050, first humans on Mars? --
~100 million, Sagittarius dwarf galaxy collision --
~1 billion, Earth's oceans evaporate --
~3-5 billion, collision with Andromeda --
~5-7 billion, end of the Sun --
~10¹⁴, last of the stars --
~10¹⁷-10³⁷ Degenerate Era --
~10³⁷-10¹⁰⁰, black holes "evaporate" --
The end of time : how will the universe end?
Series Title: Sterling Milestones series.
Responsibility: Jim Bell.
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