Have you ever wanted to travel through time?Â What would you say if someone offered you a trip to another galaxy?Â Fascinating and ethereal images burst from the pages of Space, Stars and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope saw by Elaine Scott.Â Learn about the history of the telescope, the story of the Hubble and the amazing unfurling of the universe.Â I loved learning that the Hubble has helped scientists determine an age for the universe.Â If you shrink the years into one 24 hour day-sized period, with the universe beginning at midnight, Earth would not appear until late afternoon, and humans would have only existed for the most recent few seconds before midnight.Â Whoa.
If you want to know more about Hubble, go right to the source: NASA's Hubble homepage.Â Recent images include shots of Neptune!Â Keep reading and exploring our solar system and galaxy with these new "stellar" books:
Seven Wonders Beyond the Solar System by Ron Miller
Seven Wonders of the Rocky planets and their Moons also by Ron Miller
Really, Really Big Questions about Space and Time by Marke Brake
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky by Michael Driscoll
Magic Tree House Research Guide: Space by Will Osborne
And for young readers, try The Solar System by Fran Howard