Black holes : the weird science of the most mysterious objects in the universe

by Latta, Sara L.,

Format: Print Book 2018
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction QB843.B55 L3945 2018x
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Call Number  QB843.B55 L3945 2018x
Scott Township Library Nonfiction 523.8875 LATTA [YA]
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Call Number  523.8875 LATTA [YA]

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.

What is a black hole?
The black hole at the center of the Milky Way
Kaboom! When black holes collide
What's on the (event) horizon?
Black holes just wanna have fun.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "On the surface, black holes might seem like terrifying, inescapable voids, but in reality, they suggest fascinating things about the nature of the universe and the origin of galaxies. In a lively narrative, Latta begins with a detailed description of what black holes are, before moving on to current research and discoveries, accompanied by profiles of some of the scientists, many of them women, at the vanguard of black hole research, as well as the innovative instruments they've developed for detection. With helpful analogies and diagrams, Latta offers a cogent explanation of complicated physics concepts, but it's her enthusiasm for the subject matter that makes this really shine. From evidence proving gravitational waves to the challenges of capturing an image of a black hole to theories about the role black holes play in maintaining the equilibrium of the universe, this slim yet dense volume showcases some of the thrilling new discoveries scientists are making right now in a variety of disciplines. Aspiring scientists will be captivated and perhaps inspired to pursue careers in the field.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Black holes (Astronomy) -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- Juvenile literature.
Black holes (Astronomy)
Publisher Minneapolis :Twenty-First Century Books,2018
Language English
Description 120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781512415681
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