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January 15, 2008 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-05

NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers

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Video: Noreen Grice -- Touch the Invisible Sky

Running Time: 4 minutes

Thanks to a series of Braille books on astronomy, being blind or visually impaired isn't a road block to understanding and appreciating the cosmos. The author of the books is Noreen Grice, a woman who's made it her life's mission to give everyone access to the universe. In her latest collaboration with NASA, 'Touch the Invisible Sky' introduces the concept of multiwavelength astronomy to give us the complete picture of the origin and evolution of nearby and distant worlds.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion (STScI)

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