Table of contents for Hubble : the mirror on the universe / Robin Kerrod.
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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.
The Hubble Space Telescopes
Glossary of Terms
Landmarks in Astronomy
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
Orbiting astronomical observatories.
Outer space -- Exploration.