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Observing the Universe

Observing the Universe

by Ray Spangenburg, Kit Moser
Recent decades have seen science make mind-boggling advances in the tools and techniques it has available for observing deep space. Mountaintop observatories and spaceborne instruments, such as the Hubble telescope and the various unmanned spacecraft that have photographed the planets, are allowing scientists to see such distant events as the birth of stars, the collisions of galaxies, the disappearance of matter into black holes, the whirling of pulsars, and the blinking of quasars.

As technology allows scientists to look ever father away, they look as well ever deeper into the past — perhaps one day, sooner than we think, all the way back to the birth of the universe.

Ages
12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Publisher
Franklin Watts
Number of Pages
127
Genre
Informational Text

About the Authors

Ray Spangenburg
Kit Moser Kit Moser specializes in writing about science and technology. As a journalist, she has covered NASA and related science activities.

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