Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe (Library Binding)

Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe By Sara Latta Cover Image
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In 2015 two powerful telescopes detected something physicists had been seeking for more than one hundred years--gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This announcement thrilled the scientific community. Since the eighteenth century, astronomers have predicted the existence of massive, invisible stars whose gravity would not let anything--even light--escape. In the twenty-first century, sophisticated technologies are bringing us closer to seeing black holes in action. Meet the scientists who first thought of black holes hundreds of years ago, and learn about contemporary astrophysicists whose work is radically shaping how we understand black holes, our universe, and how it originated.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781512415681
ISBN-10: 1512415685
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (Tm)
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 120
Language: English