NASA Releases Stunning Hubble Telescope 20th Anniversary Book

WASHINGTON -- NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured
the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate
the 20th anniversary of this scientific icon, NASA has collaborated
with leading illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic
and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary.

"Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" takes an in-depth look at
this unique, ground-breaking telescope. It serves as an authoritative
account of the observatory, which has revolutionized astronomy and
photography. The book highlights Hubble's spectacular visual legacy
to humanity in stunning images and includes what many consider
Hubble's 20 most important scientific findings to date. The classic
images, all selected by NASA astronomers, show stars being born and
dying; galaxies colliding and reforming; and the young universe in
the throes of creation.

"This book represents a sampling of 20 years of Hubble discoveries
that have forever changed the view of the universe and our place
within it," said Ed Weiler, associate administrator for NASA's
Science Mission Directorate in Washington and the book's author. "The
new and improved Hubble will continue to have a positive impact on
the world for decades with many of its greatest discoveries yet to

Complementing the stunning imagery are commentaries by notable
scientists and testimonies by the veteran astronauts who manned
NASA's missions to repair and maintain the telescope. NASA
Administrator Charles Bolden, who piloted the space shuttle that
launched the telescope, contributed the foreword. The result is a
firsthand, complete story of one of history's most important
astronomical tools. The book is available at bookstores.

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Source: NASA

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