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A brief history of black holes : and why nearly everything you know about them is wrong Book
Book | Macmillan, London : 2022.

  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Port Colborne 523.8875 SME New Book Copy hold / Volume hold Available

"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. In this 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 time. Full of wit and learning, this captivating book explains why black holes contain secrets to the most profound questions about our universe"--Jacket flap.

  • ISBN: 9781529086706
  • Physical Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2022.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    Prologue: standing on the shoulders of giants -- Why the stars shine -- Live fast, die young -- Mountains high enough to keep me from getting to you -- Why black holes are 'black' -- A teaspoon of neutrons helps the star collapse down! -- Funny, it's spelled just like 'escape' -- Why black holes are not 'black' -- When 2 become 1 -- Your friendly neighbourhood black hole -- Supermassive-size Me -- Black holes don't suck -- The old galaxy can't come to the phone right now. Why? Because she's dead -- You can't stop tomorrow coming -- Well, Judy, you did it. She's finally full -- Everything that dies, someday comes back -- Epilogue: here at the end of all things.

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