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Unseen Universe

On sale

2nd May 2024

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529430516

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‘Packed full of stunning images, Unseen Universe takes you on an awe-inspiring journey seen through the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope. A truly wonderful book that puts the universe into perspective. Beautiful and informative.’ – Tim Peake, astronaut and bestselling author

This is the universe as you’ve never seen it before. From the towering dust cliffs of the Carina Nebula to Jupiter glowing like an iridescent disco ball in the sky, the stunning new images from the James Webb Space Telescope have captured the imagination of millions all over the world.

These awe-inspiring pictures are also rapidly changing our understanding of our solar system and beyond. Webb is the most powerful and complex space telescope ever built, capturing a glimpse of deep space billions of years in the past.

In this landmark book, Dr Caroline Harper and contributing eminent astrophysicists from across the globe explain the science behind these astonishing images, providing new answers to some of humankind’s biggest questions about the universe.


Dr Paul Bate, Chief Executive Officer, UK Space Agency
Dr Caroline Harper unveils humanity's cosmic discoveries, from exoplanets to galactic evolution, and the iconic images that bring them to life. Showcasing the ingenuity and power of the James Webb Space Telescope, Unseen Universe is a tribute to global astrophysics, a testimony to the UK's contribution, and a tale of shared, expert endeavour.
David Southwood, Imperial College London, former Director of Science, European Space Agency
After long years of working, waiting, and worrying, here is all the wonder of JWST's first year of images in this beautiful book much enhanced by Caroline Harper's really accessible text.
Prof Mike Edmunds, President of the Royal Astronomical Society
This book captures the real excitement and scale of the James Webb Space Telescope project. The plentiful illustrations - mainly from the JWST, Hubble and other modern facilities - are both very beautiful and highly thought-provoking. Great advances in astronomy and cosmology are promised. Who could fail to be inspired by this fantastic contemporary quest for deeper knowledge of our Universe?