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What Does a Black Hole Look Like

Author : Charles D. Bailyn
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A sophisticated introduction to how astronomers identify, observe, and understand black holes Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for the existence of black holes, employing the same tools and techniques used to explore other celestial objects. In this sophisticated introduction, leading astronomer Charles Bailyn goes behind the theory and physics of black holes to describe how astronomers are observing these enigmatic objects and developing a remarkably detailed picture of what they look like and how they interact with their surroundings. Accessible to undergraduates and others with some knowledge of introductory college-level physics, this book presents the techniques used to identify and measure the mass and spin of celestial black holes. These key measurements demonstrate the existence of two kinds of black holes, those with masses a few times that of a typical star, and those with masses comparable to whole galaxies—supermassive black holes. The book provides a detailed account of the nature, formation, and growth of both kinds of black holes. The book also describes the possibility of observing theoretically predicted phenomena such as gravitational waves, wormholes, and Hawking radiation. A cutting-edge introduction to a subject that was once on the border between physics and science fiction, this book shows how black holes are becoming routine objects of empirical scientific study.

The Griffith Observer

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National Geographic Vol 163 No 6 June 1983

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Mercury

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Strings 97

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Star and Sky

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Star Sky

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Einstein s Monsters

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An astronomer answers questions on the cutting edge of astrophysics to explore the science of black holes and their role in theoretical physics, from Einstein's equations of general relativity to testing string theory.

Journey to the Center of Our Galaxy

Author : Joel Davis
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Combines historical research, scientific fact, and selections from science fiction to explore the Earth's galaxy--the Milky Way

American Cinematographer

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Universe

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McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science Technology

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A comprehensive, 20-volume reference encyclopedia on science and technology.

Albert Einstein s Vision

Author : Barry Parker
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Acclaimed science writer Parker completes his trilogy on Einstein with this new work which introduces a wealth of new material and shows the incredibly wide-ranging influence of Einstein's many discoveries.

Teacher s Guide to Accompany Astronomy Now

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Astronomy Now

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The Intellectual Devotional

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This secular daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning is designed to inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year.