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Quasars and black holes [ebook]
Quasars and black holes [ebook]
2013
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"An introduction to quasars and black holes with information about their formation and characteristics. Includes diagrams, fun facts, a glossary, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.
Imprint:
Chicago, IL : World Book, c2013.
Collation:
1 online resource (64 p.) : col. ill.
Series title:
Series:
Explore the universe
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- What are black holes? -- Focus on: how a black hole forms -- How do we know black holes exist? -- Focus on: telescopic evidence of black holes -- What is a singularity? -- What is an event horizon? -- What happens outside the event horizon? -- What happens to matter once it enters a black hole? -- How big are black holes? -- Focus on: powerhouse galaxies -- What is a supermassive black hole? -- Are there different types of black holes? -- Do black holes ever exist in pairs? -- Could the sun ever become a black hole? -- Focus on: redshift -- What are quasars? -- How are quasars and black holes related? -- How far away are quasars? -- How big are quasars? -- How are quasars born? -- When and how were quasars first discovered? -- Why do scientists study quasars? -- Why is Stephen Hawking important to the study of black holes? -- How long does a black hole exist? -- What would happen to a person pulled into a black hole? -- Why do scientists continue to study black holes? -- What is a micro black hole?
ISBN:
9780716695899 (electronic bk)0716695898 (electronic bk)
Dewey class:
523.8875
LC class:
QB843.B55
Language:
English
Electronic access:
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WebJNF Junior Non FictionJIn-process (Set: 21 Nov 2013)
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