New Cosmic Horizons
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New Cosmic Horizons

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ISBN-13:
9780521658331
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
25.03.2014
Seiten:
520
Autor:
David Leverington
Gewicht:
1039 g
Format:
246x175x26 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Preface; 1. The sounding rocket era; 2. The start of the space race; 3. Initial exploration of the Solar System; 4. Lunar exploration; 5. Mars and Venus: early results; 6. Mars and Venus: the middle period; 7. Venus, Mars and cometary spacecraft post-1980; 8. Early missions to the outer planets; 9. The Voyager missions to the outer planets; 10. The Sun; 11. Early spacecraft observations of non-solar system sources; 12. A period of rapid growth; 13. The high energy astronomy observatory programme; 14. IUE, IRAS and Exosat - spacecraft for the early 1980s; 15. Hiatus; 16. Business as usual; 17. The Hubble Space Telescope.
Extensively illustrated account of the development and achievements of astronomical observations from space since WWII.