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Cosmic Collisions: The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies

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Like no other telescope ever invented, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us magnificent high resolution views of the gigantic cosmic collisions between galaxies. Hubble's images are snapshots in time and catch the colliding galaxies in different stages of collision. Thanks to a new and amazing set of 60 Hubble images, for the first time these different stages c ...more
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Springer (first published January 1st 2009)
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Nick Black
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Recommends it for: classrooms
5 stars for pictures, 1 star for text. I think this was pitched at the six-to-eight-year-old cohort, so I'm likely being a bit ungracious with that latter. Then again, I refuse to give more than a star to a book which begins every page with an italicized, 18pt direct excerpt from the page's text.
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Lars Lindberg Christensen is an author and a science communication specialist heading the Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre (HEIC) group in Munich, Germany where he is responsible for public outreach and education for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in Europe at the European Southern Observatory (ESO/ST-ECF).