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Gravity's fatal attraction : black holes in the universe

Author: Mitchell C Begelman; Martin J Rees
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Library, a division of HPHLP, New York, NY : Distributed by W.H. Freeman and Company. [1996]
Series: Scientific American Library series, no. 58.
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Black holes are an extraordinary construct, proposed by theorists and embraced by the popular imagination. They represent a mysterious, unexplored frontier where time and space behave in bizarre ways. In essence, black holes are an idea written, spoken, and thought about, but a fundamental question has always remained: Do black holes exist? Astrophysicists Mitchell Begelman and Martin Rees answer this question with  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell C Begelman; Martin J Rees
ISBN: 0716750740 9780716750741
OCLC Number: 33243830
Description: vii, 246 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Gravity triumphant --
Stars and their fates --
Black holes in our backyard --
Galaxies and their nuclei --
Quasars and kin --
Cosmic jets --
Black holes in hibernation --
Checking up on Einstein --
A universe of black holes --
Appendix: Gravity and cosmic dimensions.
Series Title: Scientific American Library series, no. 58.
Responsibility: Mitchell Begelman, Martin Rees.

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As the universe evolves, could it be the ultimate fate of all matter to be "swallowed" by black holes? This text explores this theory, amongst others, tracking the observations and accidents through  Read more...

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