Dreams of other worlds : the amazing story of unmanned space exploration / Chris Impey.

By: Impey, Chris [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (464 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400881284; 1400881285Subject(s): Space probes | Space flightsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Dreams of Other WorldsDDC classification: 629.43/09 LOC classification: TL795.3 | .I66 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this stunningly illustrated book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it. From the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover journeys to the WMAP mission that has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation, Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how unmanned exploration has redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.
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Includes index.

Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this stunningly illustrated book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it. From the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover journeys to the WMAP mission that has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation, Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how unmanned exploration has redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.

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Chris Impey is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. His books include The Living Cosmos , How It Ends , and How It Began . Holly Henry is professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino. She is the author of Virginia Woolf and the Discourse of Science: The Aesthetics of Astronomy .

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