Hubble Deep Field

How a Photo Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Universe

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756556554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A series of photos taken from space more than 20 years ago revealed thousands of unknown galaxies in a tiny patch of "empty" space. Called the Hubble Deep Field, the amazing image is made up of hundreds of photos combined into one. It was taken over the course of 10 days from the Hubble Space Telescope and has prompted astronomers and other scientists to speculate about universe's size, shape, and age. How long ago did the first galaxies appear? Have they always looked like they do today, or have their shapes evolved over time? And will they, along with the universe itself, go on expanding forever? The Hubble Deep Field has helped to answer some of these questions.

Majestic Universe

Views from Here to Infinity

Author: Serge Brunier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663076

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 1893


Over 200 color photographs explore the universe, galaxies, the big bang theory, and the history of cosmology

Magnificent Universe

Author: Ken Croswell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684845946

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 210

View: 6543


Breathtaking full-color photography complement an intriguing exploration of outer space, in a visual look at modern astronomy that features pictures from the Mars Pathfinder and Voyager probes, telescope images from around the world, and images from the Hubble telescope.


Our Place in Hubble's Universe

Author: John R. Gribbin,Simon Goodwin

Publisher: Overlook Books


Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 5353


Descriptions of photographs of deep space taken from satellites present a history of the birth of the universe, from the "big bang" to the formation of the planets

Source Book in Astronomy, 1900-1950

Author: Harlow Shapley

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674821859

Category: Science

Page: 423

View: 2629


The phenomenal growth of modern astronomy, including the invention of the coronagraph and major developments in telescope design and photographic technique, is unparalleled in many centuries. Theories of relativity, the concept and measurement of the expanding universe, the location of sun and planets far from the center of the Milky Way, the exploration of the interiors of stars, the pulsation theory of Cepheid variation, and investigations of interstellar space have profoundly altered the astronomer's approach. These fundamental discoveries are reported in papers by such eminent scientists as Albert Einstein, Sir Arthur S. Eddington, Henry Norris Russell, Sir James Jeans, Meghnad Saha, Otto Struve, Fred L. Whipple, Bernard Lyot, Jan H. Oort, and George Ellery Hale. The Source Book's 69 contributions represent all fields of astronomy. For example, there are reports on the equivalence of mass and energy (E = mc2) of the special theory of relativity; building the 200-inch Palomar telescope; the scattering of galaxies suggesting a rapidly expanding universe; stellar evolution; and the Big Bang and Steady State theories of the universe's origin.

Arrugas en el tiempo

Author: George Smoot,Keay Davidson

Publisher: Grano de Sal

ISBN: 6079824922

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Todo lo que somos y todo lo que nos rodea proviene de un mismo lugar y un mismo momento: el Big Bang. La cosmología contemporánea, esa disciplina en que la astronomía convive con la física cuántica y la relatividad general para estudiar el origen y la evolución temprana del universo, explica el surgimiento y la distribución de los cuerpos celestes y los elementos químicos. George Smoot y Keay Davidson presentan en este libro un recuento de los hitos que a lo largo del siglo XX transformaron nuestro modo de comprender el cosmos; es además una emocionante bitácora de las aportaciones del propio Smoot —con globos que ascienden a la estratosfera, aviones bombarderos adaptados para la exploración científica, severos viajes a la Antártida, todo ello aderezado con las rivalidades entre distintos grupos de investigación— para escudriñar en el fondo cósmico de microondas, como nunca se había hecho antes, en busca de pequeñas irregularidades —las "arrugas en el tiempo" del título— en la estructura del espacio-tiempo en los primeros momentos del Big Bang. Tal vez la contagiosa pasión que irradia este libro provenga de la certeza de George Smoot de que esos hallazgos fueron "como mirar a Dios" pues logró "vislumbrar el momento mismo de la creación". Por eso Stephen Hawking consideró que éste fue "el descubrimiento científico del siglo, si no es que de todos los tiempos".

Science in the Contemporary World

An Encyclopedia

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095241

Category: Reference

Page: 382

View: 8682


This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science

Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time

What the Hubble Telescope Saw

Author: Elaine Scott

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9781328895776

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 8154


The cosmos comes to life in this truly spectacular look at our ever-expanding universe through the lens of the Hubble telescope. "Gasp-worthy photographs. . . . This title should be essential reading." --The Bulletin Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? Visit a galaxy light-years away? See a star being born? The Hubble telescope has allowed scientists to do just that. Its dazzling images have transformed astronomy, shedding light on the deepest mysteries of the cosmos and helping scientists find new galaxies and look back in time nearly to the big bang. Through the eye of the Hubble, Elaine Scott skillfully guides readers along the evolution of our universe, investigating a question that was once unanswerable: "Where did we come from?"

Chance Or Dance

An Evaluation of Design

Author: Jimmy H. Davis,Harry L. Poe

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 1599471337

Category: Art

Page: 236

View: 1882


Chance or Dance is ideal for students and general readers interested in understanding how modern science gives evidence for the creation of nature by the God of the Bible. Features Evaluates design arguments from historical, modern, interdisciplinary, and multi-faith perspectives Concludes that there is no scientific proof behind Intelligent Design Revised edition of Designer Universe (Broadman and Holman, 2002)