Hubble Telescope user Dr. Jim Bell is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, an adjunct professor in astronomy at Cornell University, and a visiting scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been heavily involved in many NASA robotic space exploration missions, including the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), Mars Pathfinder, Mars Rovers (Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, and Mars 2020), Mars Odyssey Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the Psyche asteroid orbiter. Bell is the president of the Planetary Society, and received the 2011 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society. He has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, PBS, Discover, National Geographic, and History Channel.
"Along with his clear description of the Hubble Space Telescope's setbacks and successes, Jim Bell has compiled an exquisite collection of stunning photographs of the universe. Have many long looks-- your tax dollars at work-- an astronomer's catalog of the cosmos." --Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society
"You can't flip through this stunning collection of Hubble images without pausing often to shake your head in awe. The accompanying text that Contributing Editor Jim Bell wrote is equally enriching. Altogether, this coffee-table book is a riveting celebration of the venerable space telescope's 30th anniversary." --Sky & Telescope