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NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers

For Release: January 15, 2008

At a ceremony held today at the National Federation of the Blind, NASA
unveiled a new book that brings majestic images taken by its Great
Observatories to the fingertips of the blind. The Great Observatories
include NASA's Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes.

"Touch the Invisible Sky" is a 60-page book with color images of
nebulae, stars, galaxies and some of the telescopes that captured the
original pictures. Each image is embossed with lines, bumps and other
textures. These raised patterns translate colors, shapes and other
intricate details of the cosmic objects, allowing visually impaired
people to experience them. Braille and large-print descriptions
accompany each of the book's 28 photographs, making the book's design
accessible to readers of all visual abilities.

The book contains spectacular images from the Great Observatories and
powerful ground-based telescopes. The celestial objects are presented as
they appear through visible-light telescopes and different spectral
regions invisible to the naked eye, from radio to infrared, visible,
ultraviolet and X-ray light.

The book introduces the concept of light and the spectrum and explains
how the different observatories complement each others' findings.
Readers take a cosmic journey beginning with images of the sun, and
travel out into the galaxy to visit relics of exploding and dying stars,
as well as the Whirlpool galaxy and colliding Antennae galaxies.
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