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A black hole is not a hole

Author: Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano; Michael W Carroll
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How were they discovered? Can we visit one? Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano takes readers on a ride through the galaxies (ours, and others), answering these questions and many more about the phenomenon known as a black hole. The book starts off with a thorough explanation of gravity and the role it plays in the formation of black holes. Paintings by Michael Carroll, coupled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano; Michael W Carroll
ISBN: 9781570917837 1570917833 9781570917844 1570917841
OCLC Number: 642624651
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.
Description: v, 74 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Places with pull --
The pulling power of a black hole --
Black-hole beginnings --
The blackness of black holes --
Mission impossible? seeking the invisible --
Supersized surprises --
Close encounters of the imaginary kind --
Turning the universe upside-down.
Responsibility: Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano ; illustrated by Michael Carroll.

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What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How were they discovered? Can we visit one? Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano takes readers on a ride through the galaxies (ours, and others), answering these questions and many more about the phenomenon known as a black hole. The book starts off with a thorough explanation of gravity and the role it plays in the formation of black holes. Paintings by Michael Carroll, coupled with real telescopic images, help readers visualize the facts and ideas presented in the text, such as how light bends, and what a supernova looks like.

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