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

Author: Robert Zimmerman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Universe in a Mirror" describes the heated battles between scientists and bureaucrats, the perseverance of astronauts to repair and maintain the telescope, and 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 9780691146355 0691146357
OCLC Number: 214307333
Awards: Commended for American Astronautical Society Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award 2008.
Description: xv, 287 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foggy vision --
Slow start --
Getting money --
Building it --
Saving it --
"New phenomena not yet imagined" --
Abandonment --
The lure of the unknown.
Responsibility: Robert Zimmerman.
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