The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

Robert Zimmerman


The Hubble house Telescope has produced the main beautiful pictures of the cosmos humanity has ever noticeable. It has reworked our figuring out of the universe round us, revealing new information regarding its age and evolution, the existence cycle of stars, and the very life of black holes, between different startling discoveries. The Universe in a Mirror tells the tale of this telescope and the visionaries chargeable for its impressive accomplishments.

Robert Zimmerman takes readers behind the curtain of 1 of the main formidable medical tools ever despatched into area. After global warfare II, astronomer Lyman Spitzer and a handful of scientists waged a fifty-year fight to construct the 1st house telescope in a position to seeing past Earth's atmospheric veil. Zimmerman exhibits what number of the telescope's advocates sacrificed careers and kin to get it introduced, and the way others committed their lives to Hubble basically to have their hopes and reputations shattered whilst its reflect used to be discovered to be fallacious. this is often the tale of an idea that might no longer die--and of the dauntless human spirit. Illustrated with impressive colour pictures, The Universe in a Mirror describes the heated battles among scientists and bureaucrats, the perseverance of astronauts to fix and retain the telescope, and lots more and plenty extra. Hubble, and the lads and girls at the back of it, opened a unprecedented window onto the universe, amazing humanity with attractions by no means earlier than seen.

This booklet tells their notable story.

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