A look at the dramatic activities in space and the history of our universe revealed through astonishing satellite images retrieved from NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope, The European Space Agency and The European Southern Observatory and the first exploration vehicles to land on Mars.
This unique and stunning collection of digital images from NASA, ESO and ESA captures the visual drama, beauty and challenging activity of the universe, including star-forming clouds of gas, the most detailed image ever obtained of the Sun, the violent collisions between galaxies billions of light-years away and new discoveries confirming the presence of super-massive black holes. Dr Raman Prinja explains the incredible breakthroughs these images have made about our understanding of the universe, in particular the fresh perspectives that scientists have gained on the structure and origin, as well as the projected future - and fate - of the universe.
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Dr Raman Prinja is a Reader in astronomy and astrophysics at University College London (UCL) and conducts research on massive stars in our Galaxy. He has been awarded the Pol and Christiane Swings research prize by the Royal Academy of Belgium. He is the author of Understanding the Universe and has written a series of popular astronomy books on the Universe aimed at 7 to 11 year olds.
Table of Contents
6 Introduction; 8 Water And Life; Water in the Solar System; Extra-solar planets; 58 Origins; Birth of Stars; The Youngest Galaxies; Ripples from the Big Bang; 84 Cosmic Fireworks; Explosions from the Sun; Death Throes of Stars; Colliding Galaxies; What Lurks at the Centre of our Galaxy? The Power of Quasars; 136 Enigmas And Exotica; Hunting Dark Matter; Gamma-ray Bursts; The Grand Design; An Accelerating Universe? 170 The View Ahead; Telescopes of the Future; The shape of things to come in Astronomy, including giant new telescopes on; Earth, observatories on the Moon, and advanced space missions. 188 Index; 192 Acknowledgements
Visions of the Universe by Raman Prinja
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