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Book 386 Astronomy 1988
Quasars, Pulsars, and Black Holes Our Solar System
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How did the development of modern rocketry from its origins in ancient China lead to the use of satellites and space probes? Isaac Asimov introduces readers to communication and weather satellites plus planetary and deep space probes that have expanded our view of our own planet and the Universe around us.

This book has something of echoes of the very early Satellites in Outer Space, but is more recent, more thorough, and infinitely better illustrated. By the late 1980’s, of course, actually listing all the major missions was fairly impossible, so the book covers the general sorts of things that satellites and probes are used for and hits some of the main highlights. A very good job, well suited for its target audience.

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