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Gravity's Fatal Attraction : Black Holes in the Universe

Gravity's Fatal Attraction : Black Holes in the Universe - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716760290

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ISBN13: 978-0716760290
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Copyright: 1996
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Gravity's Fatal Attraction : Black Holes in the Universe - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716760290

Mitchell Begelman and Martin Rees

ISBN13: 978-0716760290
ISBN10: 0716760290
Cover type:
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Scientific American
Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

Do black holes exist? Astrophysicists Mitchell Begelman and Martin Rees answer this question with a resounding yes. In Gravity's Fatal Attraction, they track the observations and accidents through which scientists discovered black holes and the related phenomena they generate, such as quasars and dazzling jets a million light-years long.

Author Bio

Begelman, Mitchell : University of Colorado

Rees, Martin : University of Cambridge

Table of Contents

1. Gravity Triumphant
2. Stars and Their Fates
3. Black Holes in Our Backyard
4. Galaxies and Their Nuclei
5. Quasars and Kin
6. Cosmic Jets
7. Black Holes in Hibernation
8. Checking Up on Einstein
9. A Universe of Black Holes


Appendix: Gravity and Cosmic Dimensions
Further Readings
Sources of Illustrations
Index

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