Logo

The world according to the Hubble Space Telescope

Small book cover: The world according to the Hubble Space Telescope

The world according to the Hubble Space Telescope
by

Publisher: arXiv.org
Number of pages: 112

Description:
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), in its thirteen years of operation, has allowed us to observe properties of the universe humans have been able, until very recently, to probe only with their thoughts. This review presents a brief summary of a few of the highlights of HST discoveries, discusses their physical implications, and identifies unsolved problems. A broad range of topics is covered, from our own solar system to cosmology. The topics fall into the general categories of: planets (including both in the solar system and extrasolar), stellar evolution, black holes (including both of stellar-mass and supermassive), galaxy formation and evolution, the determination of cosmological parameters, and the nature of the recently discovered "dark energy".

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(800KB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Pioneers of SciencePioneers of Science
by - Macmillan and co
A collection of 28 lectures on the history and progress of astronomy: Copernicus and the motion of the Earth; Tycho Brahe and his observatory; Kepler and the laws of planetary motion; Galileo and the invention of the telescope; Isaac Newton; etc.
(13881 views)
Book cover: Space NomadsSpace Nomads
by - Holiday House
Meteoritics is the study of the only tangible entities that reach us from outer space -- the meteorites. We have planned and written this book to be a sound and yet largely nontechnical introduction to the science of meteoritics.
(7206 views)
Book cover: The History of AstrometryThe History of Astrometry
by - arXiv
The history of astrometry, the branch of astronomy dealing with the positions of celestial objects, is a lengthy chronicle, having its origins in earliest records of astronomical observations, and extending to the high accuracy observations today.
(8160 views)
Book cover: A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big MacA Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac
by - St. Martin's Press
From the Big Bang to the evolution of humans and the resignation of Richard Nixon, an astronomer offers a highly irreverent, entertaining, and scientifically correct overview of the most important cosmic milestones since the beginning of time.
(14120 views)