The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes (Scientists in the Field) (Prebound)

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The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes (Scientists in the Field) (Prebound)

By Ellen Jackson, Nic Bishop (Photographer)

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The universe is rapidly expanding. Of that much scientists are certain. But how fast? And with what implications regarding the fate of the universe?
Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Dr. Fillippenko looks for black holes--areas in space with such a strong gravitational pull that no matter or energy can escape from them--with his robotic telescope. And they study the effects of dark energy, the mysterious force that scientists believe is pushing the universe apart, causing its constant and accelerating expansion.
Ellen Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty fiction and nonfiction books for children. Like her father, an amateur astronomer, Ellen has been interested in planets, stars, and galaxies since she was a child. She remembers family star parties, at which neighbors were invited to gaze through her father's telescope at an eclipse of the moon or other astronomical objects.
Product Details ISBN: 9781663633149
ISBN-10: 1663633142
Publisher: Turtleback
Publication Date: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Scientists in the Field (Paperback)