From the Wall Street Journal: “Photo-Op: A Star Is Born” Book Review

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September 29, 2012
Writer Credit: “The Editors”

“Since its 1990 launch into orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has circled the Earth every 96 minutes and examined thousands of celestial objects—undistracted by the atmospheric distortion that hinders Earthbound telescopes. The enormous sidereal nursery at the center of the Carina Nebula, the Milky Way’s largest star-forming region, is at once terrifying and inspiring: Located about 7,500 light-years away from the Earth, in the southern constellation Carina, these strangely anthropomorphic clouds of hydrogen gas and dust are lit up by surrounding stars and galaxies. Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images (Firefly, 300 pages, $49.95) presents 300 of the remarkable Hubble images, many of such impossibly distant objects as NGC 5584, an almost perfectly symmetrical spiral galaxy some 72 million light-years from the Earth.”

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Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)

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NGC 5584 Composite of several exposures taken in visible light between January and April 2010 with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3


ESA/NASA Hubble

The book, Hubble’s Universe:Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images, published by Firefly, is available for $49.95

See the full review here.


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