The mysterious universe : supernovae, dark energy, and black holes

by Jackson, Ellen, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2008
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The universe is rapidly expanding. Of that much scientists are certain. But how fast? And with what implications regarding the fate of the universe?
Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Dr. Fillippenko looks for black holes--areas in space with such a strong gravitational pull that no matter or energy can escape from them--with his robotic telescope. And they study the effects of dark energy, the mysterious force thatscientists believe is pushing the universe apart, causing its constant and accelerating expansion.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A potentially crushing moment for aspiring astronomers might be when they learn that, in reality, most of these scientists' time is spent looking at a computer screen. Although this entry in the consistently top-notch Scientists in the Field series remains honest about less-than-glamorous aspects of the featured career, its enthusiastic approach will bring even disillusioned stargazers right back into the fold. Focusing on astronomer Alex Filippenko and his work at some of the world's most sophisticated astronomical facilities, the book illustrates his contagious excitement about his field. It also focuses on viscerally fascinating celestial subjects: supernovae, dark energy, and black holes. These are fairly complex matters, but Jackson's treatment makes them accessible through reasoned explanations and comparisons, helpful diagrams, and, of course, dazzling photographs of the universe's most awesome spectacles. Splitting its attention evenly between the scientist and his field, this handsomely designed volume displays the joys of being fascinated by one's work in a way that will encourage students to seek similar professional satisfaction for themselves.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Scientists in the field.
Subjects Supernovae -- Juvenile literature.
Dark energy (Astronomy) -- Juvenile literature.
Black holes (Astronomy) -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- Juvenile literature.
Black holes (Astronomy)
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Books,2008
Language English
Description 60 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55) and index.
ISBN 9780618563258
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