Table of contents for Hubble : the mirror on the universe / Robin Kerrod.


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Preface Introduction 1. Stars in the Firmament Looking at the stars that most obviously populate the universe, created out of clouds of interstellar gas and dust; how stars are born and live out their lives. 2. Stellar Death and Destruction How stars age and die, on time scales often measured in billions of years; stars like the Sun die comparatively quietly, but others blast themselves apart and disappear from the universe. 3. Gregarious Galaxies The great star island galaxies in space, the spirals, ellipticals and irregulars; the enigmatic quasars, blazars and other superenergeti galaxies with their black-hole powerhouses. 4. The Expansive Universe Introducing cosmology, the study of the origin and evolution of the universe; the Big Bang and after; galactic clusters and the large-scale structure of the universe; its ultimate fate. 5. Solar Systems Our solar system and other planetary systems among the stars; how solar systems form and evolve; the Sun, the Moon, comets and other interplanetary debris that never made the big time. 6. The Heavenly Wanderers The solar system's major players, the planets: Mercury, Venue, (Earth), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, disparate bodies as different from one another as chalk from cheese. Background Briefing Introducing Telescopes The Hubble Space Telescopes Glossary of Terms Landmarks in Astronomy Index Acknowledgments


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
Orbiting astronomical observatories.
Outer space -- Exploration.