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Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration - Revised and Updated Edition

Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration - Revised and Updated Edition (EPUB ebook – Revised and Updated)

By Impey, Chris
By Henry, Holly

The story of unmanned space exploration, from Viking to todayDreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of el...even iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it.The journey begins with the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover missions to Mars, which paint a startling picture of a planet at the cusp of habitability. It then moves into the realm of the gas giants with the Voyager probes and Cassini's ongoing exploration of the moons of Saturn. The Stardust probe's dramatic round-trip encounter with a comet is brought vividly to life, as are the SOHO and Hipparcos missions to study the Sun and Milky Way. This stunningly illustrated book also explores how our view of the universe has been brought into sharp focus by NASA's great observatories-Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble-and how the WMAP mission has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation.Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how these unmanned exploratory missions have redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.
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ISBN 9781400881284
Published 19 Apr 2016
Publisher Princeton University Pre
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781400881284
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 19 Apr 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook – Revised and Updated
Edition Revised and Updated
Author(s) By Impey, Chris
By Henry, Holly
Category Science: General Issues
History Of Science
Popular Science
Astronomy, Space & Time
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Space Science
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 629.435
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade