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Deep Space by Robert Godwin
Book DescriptionFor as long as mankind has possessed a sense of wonder, astronomy has been practised in one form or another. It can be thought of as having graduated to the status of a true science at the point in history when it became forever separated from astrology. Clearly they were not of the same mould; astronomy was hard to do; astrology was merely hard to swallow. The next significant change came in the early 20th century. Men and women of science felt it was no longer sufficient to simply catalogue the visual characteristics of the stars and other heavenly bodies; the desire to understand their physical makeup, behaviour and creation gave us the study of astrophysics. As the name suggests, this is the physics of astronomical bodies and the space they inhabit. During the second half of the 20th century interest turned also to the other eight planets of our solar system, spawning several new disciplines relating to Planetology, the formation of the solar system, and the possibility of past or present extraterrestrial life. Every decade of the last century brought ever more numerous and fascinating discoveries. It was not until 1930 that Pluto, the ninth planet, was discovered. Only as late as 1978 was it discovered that Pluto possessed a moon. And now, in late 2005, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers evidence that Pluto may have not one, but three moons. In recent decades much interest has also been given to the far reaches of the universe -- far stars; other galaxies, some old, some still forming; and even the earliest detectable galaxies of the universe, at the very limits of our ability to probe. Each field of space study requires its own special tools and its own expertise. The many programs that come loosely under the headings of astronomy and space exploration are as varied and rewarding as the fascinating discoveries that they have made. To the uninformed, the exploration of deep space may seem esoteric and unexciting, but in truth the wonder and the beauty of deep space outshine almost anything that Earth and man can offer. The time when people can go and explore deep space in person is still well into the future. Until then, we shall continue to do as we have done for the past 40 years, sending unmanned spacecraft and satellites as our proxies and ambassadors to the universe. This book examines deep space exploration missions, past, present and future, and their results.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781894959292
(105mm x 175mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Apogee Books
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Robert Godwin
Around the World in 65 Days, Paperback (December 2010)
From 1893-1895 George Griffith was the most famous science fiction writer in England. His books entranced the readers of the 19th century with tales of Martians, submarines, immortality, rogue comets and even spaceships whizzing around the solar system. This title tells his story. It also includes an introduction by his grandson John Griffith.
Lunar Exploration Scrapbook, Paperback (November 2007)
Looks at the many machines considered by the United States for lunar exploration.
Space Shuttle, Paperback (January 2007)
In the 25 years that America has been flying Space Shuttles, they have done more to further mankind's space effort than anyone could have predicted. This pocket size guide presents the accomplishments and discoveries of the Space Shuttles and chronicles the events and machines that have made humans at home in the Earth's orbit.
Mars, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Robert Godwin
In 1858, an astronomer working at the Vatican observatory named father Pietro Angelo Secchi created his own drawings of Mars. This volume tells of people and places that have influenced mankind's relationship with the enigmatic red planet, and shows the colour drawings that Secchi made. It also includes other stories, drawings, and photographs.
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Author Biography - Robert Godwin
Robert Godwin is the owner and founder of Apogee Space Books. He is also the Space Curator at the Canadian Air & Space Museum. He has written or edited over 100 books including the award winning series "The NASA Mission Reports". Robert has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs in Canada, the USA and England as an expert on, not only music, but also space exploration. His books have been discussed on CNN, the CBC, the BBC and CBS 60 Minutes. He produced the first ever virtual reality panoramas of the Apollo lunar surface photography and the first multi-camera angle movie of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. His last book "New Horizons" expanded on that previous ground-breaking work.
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