Thursday, 27 December 2012

Free: NASA Webb Space Telescope Science Guide on iTunes




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In addition to the new iBook, Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries, NASA is also offering a second free-of-charge e-book through iTunes, titled James Webb Space Telescope Science Guide. Like the Hubble book, this is a highly interactive e-book, which features video, image galleries, and more to tell the story of the James Webb Space Telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope, currently scheduled to be launched into Earth orbit around 2018, will be optimized for observations in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is designed to focus on objects in the most distant part of the Universe and to find stars and solar systems in formation behind dust clouds. The telescope is named after NASA's second Administrator, James E. Webb, who played an integral part in the program to land Americans on the Moon in Project Apollo.

James Webb Space Telescope Science Guide iBook --
Order Free-of-Charge on iTunes:
 Link >>> http://hubblesite.org/ibooks/

Special Note: To download the two NASA e-books, it is necessary to first download iTunes, then create an iTunes account. An iTunes account can be created, without divulging a credit card number, at this Link >>> http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534
As part of the account set-up, select NONE as the payment option; to complete the process, you will need to "buy" one of the free-of-charge apps offered.

Sources: NASA, Space Telescope Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Cliff Hipsher.

Related Blog Post --

Free: NASA Hubble Telescope Pix Book on iTunes (2012 December 26):

Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/12/free-nasa-hubble-telescope-pix-book-on.html


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