FOR HARRYwho always follows his starsand has given me a universe of love
MODERN ASTRONOMY: Expanding the Universe
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Yount, Lisa.Modern astronomy: expanding the universe / Lisa Yount.p. cm.— (Milestone in discovery and invention)Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 0-8160-5746-X (acid-free paper)1. Astronomy—History—Popular works. 2. Astronomers—History—Popularworks. 3. Astronomy—Technological innovations—History—Popular works. 4.Astronomical instruments—History—Popular works. I. Title. II. Series.QB28.Y68 2006520'.9—dc22 2005025113Chelsea House books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulkquantities for businesses, associations, institutions, or sales promotions. Please callour Special Sales Department in New York at (212) 967-8800 or (800) 322-8755.You can find Chelsea House on the World Wide Web athttp://www.chelseahouse.comText design by James Scotto-LavinoCover design by Dorothy M. PrestonIllustrations by Sholto AinsliePrinted in the United States of AmericaMP FOF 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1This book is printed on acid-free paper.