To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope launch into low-orbit in 1990, Taschen published Hubble’s most spectacular images in their latest book Expanding Universe.
The book spans over 260 image-packed pages with astonishing high-resolution photographs taken with almost no background light. Zoltan Levay, imaging team leader at the Space Telescope Science Institute explains how the dreamlike images begin as black and white and with the addition of red, blue, and green filters which block any unwanted light, the images are then transformed into fluorescent photographic masterpieces.
Expanding Universe features an essay from photography critic Owen Edwards and an interview with Levay. Astronauts Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and John M. Grunsfeld also present readers with their insights on the Hubble Telescope and the images its produced thus far.
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See more examples of Taschen's Expanded Universe here.