Space in science and art: a new book of photographs


In the new book of photographs “Universe”, which was published in the publishing house Phaidon Press, are collected images of space, as it at all times seen by astronomers, astronauts, artists and propagandists.

A cluster of Pismis 24 in the nebula NGC 6357 on an image obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Photo: Nasa, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apell.

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The painting “Several Circles” (1926) by Russian artist-abstractionist Vasily Kandinsky.
Photo: The Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation / Art Resource.

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The rings of Saturn are painted in different colors to indicate the size of the particles from which they consist, in accordance with the data obtained by the Cassini apparatus. For example, purple rings consist of particles more than 5 centimeters in diameter.
Photo: NASA / JPL.

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The aluminum sculpture “The Fallen Astronaut” by the Belgian artist Paul van Heydonck, which was secretly left on the surface of the moon by the commander of the Apollo 15 spaceship, David Scott, in 1971. Next to the sculpture, Scott left a memorial tablet with the names of six Soviet cosmonauts and eight American astronauts who died in 1964-1971.
Photo: Hadley Rille.

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A photo of “Hyperborea 01” by photographer Dan Holdsworth, who entered his series of photos devoted to the Northern Lights. Iceland, 2006.

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