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Space telescopes : capturing the rays of the electromagnetic spectrum

Author: Neil English
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2017]
Series: Astronomers' universe
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Space telescopes are among humankind's greatest scientific achievements of the last fifty years. This book describes the instruments themselves and what they were designed to discover about the Solar System and distant stars. Exactly how these telescopes were built and launched and the data they provided is explored. Only certain kinds of radiation can penetrate our planet's atmosphere, which limits what we can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Observations
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil English
ISBN: 9783319278148 3319278142
OCLC Number: 974650166
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages 103 illustrations, 88 illustrations in color).
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface --
Chapter 1: Light: Nature's Great Information Superhighway --
Chapter 2: The Hubble Space Telescope --
Tragedy and Triumph --
Chapter 3: Hubble --
The People's Telescope --
Chapter 4: The Infrared Universe --
Chapter 5: The Gamma Ray Universe --
Chapter 6: The Universe Through Ultraviolet Eyes --
Chapter 7: The X-Ray Universe --
Chapter 8: Probing the Microwave Sky --
Chapter 9: Empire of the Sun --
Chapter 10: Measuring the Heavens --
Chapter 11: Looking to the Future: The James Webb Space Telescope --
Useful Websites on Space Telescopes --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe
Responsibility: Neil English.

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