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The universe in a mirror : the saga of the Hubble space telescope and the visionaries who built it

Author: Robert Zimmerman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Hubble Space Telescope has transformed our understanding of the universe around us, revealing information about its age and evolution, the life cycle of stars, and the very existence of black  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780691132976 0691132976
OCLC Number: 254934984
Description: ca. 384 p. : ill.
Contents: Illustrations ix Preface xiii Chapter 1: Foggy Vision 1 Chapter 2: Slow Start 20 Chapter 3: Getting Money 47 Chapter 4: Building It 77 Chapter 5: Saving It 118 Chapter 6: "New Phenomena Not Yet Imagined" 157 Chapter 7: Abandonment 182 Chapter 8: The Lure of the Unknown 209 Notes 235 Bibliography 253
Responsibility: Robert Zimmerman.
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The Universe in a Mirror ... [is] a breezy behind-the-scenes account by Robert Zimmerman, a freelance writer and space historian... Mr. Zimmerman has brought the story up to the present, and it's a Read more...

 
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