NEW BOOK: HUBBLE’S UNIVERSE

When was the last time you really looked up into the night sky, stared intently at the stars and tried to fathom what you were looking at? Whatever you gazed upon is tiny in comparison to the 350 images captured in the new book “Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images” by Terence Dickinson. Despite the clinical title only a scientist could pen, the book is stunning and pays tribute to the 12-ton game-changer that was launched into orbit in 1990, rotates the planet every 96 minutes, 360 miles above the Earth’s surface. What you’re seeing above is in the Carina Nebula, the Milky Way’s largest star-forming region, located 7,500 light-years away. And just to brush up on your basic Astronomy skills, one light year equals the time it takes light to travel 6 trillion miles. Way, way out there. Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images. $30, available at Amazon.

 

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