A brief history of black holes

Titel

A brief history of black holes

Beschrijving

Black Holes are the universe’s strangest and most fascinating objectsDr. Becky explains all, and why nearly everything you know about them is wrong.

Right now, you are orbiting a black hole. The Earth goes around the Sun, and the Sun goes around the centre of the Milky Way: a supermassive black hole—the strangest and most misunderstood phenomenon in the galaxy.

In 
A Brief History of Black Holes University of Oxford astrophysicist Dr. Becky Smethurst charts the scientific breakthroughs that have uncovered the weird and wonderful world of black holes, from the collapse of massive stars to the iconic first photographs of a black hole in 2019. A cosmic tale of discovery, you’ll learn: why black holes aren’t really ‘black,’ that you never ever want to be ‘spaghettified,’ how black holes are more like sofa cushions than hoovers, and why beyond the event horizon, the future is a direction in space rather than in time. Full of wit and learning, this captivating book explains why black holes contain the secrets to the most profound questions about our universe.

Maker

Dr. Becky Smethurst

Uitgever

MacMillan

Datum

2022

Formaat

Hardcover

Taal

English

Aanduiding

KOS0856

ISBN

9781529086706

Bestanden

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Collectie

Citaat

Dr. Becky Smethurst, “A brief history of black holes,” Bibliotheek Cozmix, toegankelijk 22 juni 2024, https://bib.cozmix.cloud/items/show/2255.

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