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Space : from Earth to the edge of the universe

Author: Carole Stott
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Displays images from NASA's archives of the universe, and offers insights from engineers and scientists on the history of space exploration.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Space.
New York, N.Y. : DK, 2010
(OCoLC)505422727
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Stott
ISBN: 9780756675127 075667512X
OCLC Number: 738439513
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Launchpad Earth. Looking out ; Observing the skies ; On the launchpad ; Journey into space ; Into orbit ; Orbiting Earth ; Early space stations ; The International Space Station ; Spacewalking ; An astronaut's view of Earth ; Exploring Earth from space ; Surrounding Earth --
Neighboring worlds. The Solar System ; The inner planets ; Earth ; The Moon ; The Moon in our skies ; Mapping the Moon ; To the Moon and back ; Landing on the Moon ; The Moon's unseen face ; Venus ; Beneath Venus's clouds ; Mercury ; Messenger at Mercury ; The Sun ; Close to the Sun ; Mars ; Mars from above ; Roving over Mars ; The moons of Mars --
Beyond the belt. The outer planets ; Asteroids ; Missions to asteroids ; Jupiter ; The great red spot ; Jupiter's moons ; Saturn ; Saturn's atmosphere ; Saturn's rings ; Cassini at Saturn ; Saturn's moons ; Uranus ; Uranus's rings and moons ; Neptune ; Neptune's moons ; The outer region ; Comets ; Missions to comets ; Sample collection ; Looking back --
A galaxy of stars. The Milky Way ; Toward the stars ; Pinning down the stars ; Nearby stars ; Stellar characteristics ; The fuel source of stars ; Starbirth ; The infrared universe ; Star systems ; Main-sequence stars ; Red giants ; Supergiants and hypergiants ; Investigating stars ; The giant telescopes ; Planetary nebulae ; The death of massive stars ; Planets beyond the Solar System ; Extraterrestrial life ; Stellar recycling ; The heart of the Milky Way --
A universe of galaxies. Galaxy islands ; Galaxies and the Hubble Space Telescope ; Colliding galaxies ; Active galaxies ; The visible edge --
The outer limits. What is cosmology? ; The Big Bang ; Background radiation ; Dark cosmology ; Galaxy formation ; Bird's-eye view ; How might the universe end? ; The future of deep-space exploration --
Reference section. The Solar System ; The Milky Way and other galaxies ; The night sky ; Exploration.
Responsibility: Carole Stott [and others].

Abstract:

Displays images from NASA's archives of the universe, and offers insights from engineers and scientists on the history of space exploration.

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