The very best images captured by the new generation of terrestrial
telescopes, orbiting telescopes and deep-space probes and landers
have been collected in this magnificent volume. Detailed captions
explain the equipment and techicalities of producing such images,
which are not only mesmerising but also provide a huge amount of
information about the geology and atmospheres of celestial bodes, and
the formation of distant galaxies. From the world's gigantic telescopes
in the Canary Islands, Hawaii and Chile to the New Horizons probe now
heading into the Kuiper Belt to examine other icy mini-worlds, each
page reveals extraordinary images that take us deeper into our
Our enduring fascination in our solar system and the wonders of the
universe is now being fed by images of breathtaking detail, whether
from data sent back 7.5 billion kilometres to bring Pluto into focus, or
our first direct encounter with a comet by the Philae lander.
Rhodri Evans is an experienced and enthusiastic science communicator. He appears regularly on the BBC talking about Astronomy and Physics and has also been on US radio and TV. He is a research fellow at Cardiff University and lectures on Physics and Astrophysics.