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Observatories in space.

Stille, Darlene R. (Author). World Book, Inc. (Publisher).

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Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library j523 WORL (Text) 38650833356056 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780716624981
  • ISBN: 0716624982
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: Revised edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : World Book, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Why do astronomers need observatories in air and in space? Focus on: balloon observatories What is an airborne observatory? What are sounding rockets? What are space probes? What is an orbiting observatory? What were the first observatories in space? How does an observatory get into space? What are the parts of an orbiting observatory? Focus on: the electromagnetic spectrum What can astronomers learn by studying light from space? What is the Hubble Space Telescope? Focus on: Hubble's view of the universe Are radio telescopes used in space? How does an infrared telescope work? How do scientists use orbiting infrared telescopes? How does an ultraviolet telescope work? How do scientists use orbiting ultraviolet telescopes? How does an x-ray telescope work? How do scientists use orbiting x-ray telescopes? How is a gamma-ray telescope unique? What have orbiting gamma-ray telescopes revealed about gamma-ray bursts? Can orbiting observatories be used to study deep space? Can orbiting observatories be used to study Earth? Can orbiting observatories be used to study the sun? Can orbiting observatories be used to search for extrasolar planets? What does the future hold for space-based observatories?
Summary, etc.: "An introduction to observatories in space with information about their history and use. Includes diagrams, fun facts, glossary, resource list, and index"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
Astronomical observatories > Juvenile literature.
Astronomical instruments > Juvenile literature.
Outer space > Exploration.
Orbiting astronomical observatories.
Astronomy > Research.
Astronautics in astronomy.
Astronomical observatories.
Astronomical instruments.

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