Chris Impey and Holly Henry have been selected as the recipients of the 2013 Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature for Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
(Princeton University Press).
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 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.
Stunningly illustrated, the book also explores how our view of the universe has been brought into sharp focus by NASA's great observatories — Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble- and how the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe mission has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation. Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how unmanned exploratory missions have redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.
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