Space Telescopes: Capturing the Rays of the Electromagnetic Spectrum By Neil English
English | PDF,EPUB | 315 Pages | 2017 | ISBN : 3319278126 | 15.16 MB
Space telescopes are among humankind’s greatest scientific achievements of the last fifty years. This book describes the instruments themselves and what they were designed to discover about the Solar System and distant stars. Exactly how these telescopes were built and launched and the data they provided is explored.
Only certain kinds of radiation can penetrate our planet's atmosphere, which limits what we can observe. But with space telescopes all this changed. We now have the means to "see" beyond Earth using ultraviolet, microwave, and infrared rays, X-rays and gamma rays.