March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time, by David DeVorkin and Robert Smith, National Geographic, 2008,
11 x 12 inches, 224 pages.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-4262-0322-0, $50.00
Softcover: ISBN 978-1426208942, $24.95
Celebrating the most successful space telescope ever built—and unveiling some of the most provocative views of the universe ever published—this full-color masterwork stands alone in displaying 200 spectacular images shot by the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of its final, critical servicing mission. National Geographic's Hubble: Imaging Space and Time recounts how, in 15 remarkable years, the orbiting observatory has propelled our understanding of the universe into the farthest reaches of space. Cutting-edge images—so powerfully beautiful that they surprised even Hubble's creators—reveal incredible sights: a breathtaking series of light echoes from an exploding star, a color-drenched galaxy whose spiral arms cradle clusters of young blue stars, a towering expanse of unearthly light and cloud in the Omega Nebula.