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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Space Telescope Science Institute
This site describes the institute that provides all services for the Hubble Space Telescope. The institute is also engaged in education and public outreach, detailed on this site.

James Webb Space Telescope
Follow the development of the next great telescope in space, scheduled for launch in 2013.

NASA Science missions
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European Space Agency
Learn about the projects of the European Space Agency, including its partnership with NASA in running the Hubble Space Telescope.


Caspar, Mac. Kepler. Dover Publications, 1993.

Collins, Carolyn Peterson, and John C. Brandt. Hubble Vision, Astronomy with the Hubble Space Telescope. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Ferris, Timothy. Coming of Age in the Milky Way. Perennial, 2003.

Kolb, Rocky. Blind Watchers of the Sky. Helix Books, 1996.

North, John. Astronomy and Cosmology. W. W. Norton & Co., 1995.

Smith, Robert W. The Space Telescope. Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Susskind, Leonard. The Cosmic Landscape. Little, Brown, and Company, 2006.

NGS Resources

Douthitt, Bill. "Beautiful Stranger." National Geographic (December 2006), 38-57.

Douthitt, Bill. "Night Vision." National Geographic (December 2005), 110-117.

DeVorkin, David. The Hubble Space Telescope: Imaging the Universe. National Geographic Books, 2004.

Carroll, Chris. "Eye on Infinity." National Geographic (December 2003), 54-71.

Beatty, J. Kelly. Exploring the Solar System: Other Worlds. National Geographic Books, 2001.

Sawyer, Kathy. "A Mars Never Dreamed Of." National Geographic (February 2001), 30-51.

Newcott, William. "Time Exposures: The Hubble Telescope Views the Universe From Space." National Geographic (April 1997), 2-17.

Reston, James, Jr. "Orion: Where Stars Are Born." National Geographic (December 1995), 90-101.