Taschen publishing marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope's launch into low-earth orbit, with a new book of ultra-high-resolution images of the universe that it has helped us to understand. The new book – Expanding Universe by Taschen, is filled with photographic masterpieces of deep space imagery that is visible thanks to the revolutionary telescope. 

The images captured by the telescope, and published in this photographic book, have been the key to unlocking so many of  the as yet unanswered mysteries of the universe, and leading astronomers to a greater understanding of the compelling questions surrounding time and space. The photographs are accompanied by insights from veteran Hubble astronauts Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and John Mace Grunsfeld, who provide scientific commentary and thoughts on the future of space exploration. 

Not just for space geeks, photographic enthusiasts can enjoy an essay from photography critic Owen Edwards and an interview with Zoltan Levay, who explains how the pictures are composed. The perfect coffee table book for those with a healthy interest in space or photography, and an absolute star buy for lovers of the two. 

 

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