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The Resource Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf

Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf

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Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos
Title
Gravity's engines
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how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos
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Caleb Scharf
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They're mysteriouschasms so destructive and unforgiving that not even light can escape their deadly wrath. Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely different side to black holes. As the astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals in Gravity's Engines, these chasms in space-time don't just vacuum up everything that comes near them; they also spit out huge beams and clouds of matter. Black holes blow bubbles. With clarity and keen intellect, Scharf masterfully explains how these bubbles profoundly rearrange the cosmos around them. Engaging with our deepest questions about the universe, he takes us on an intimate journey through the endlessly colorful place we call our galaxy and reminds us that the Milky Way sits in a special place in the cosmic zoo--a "sweet spot" of properties. Is it coincidental that we find ourselves here at this place and time? Could there be a deeper connection between the nature of black holes and their role in the universe and the phenomenon of life?We are, after all, made of the stuff of stars"--
  • "Offering a sweeping tour of fantastic physics and cosmic history, Gravity's Engines provides a view of the most fearsome places in the universe, and finally asks what it will take to see the event horizon of a black hole"--
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1968-
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Scharf, Caleb A.
Dewey number
523.8/875
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Gravity
  • Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science
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Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf
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Publication
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Includes index
Control code
BK0010311280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 252 p.
Isbn
9780374114121
Lccn
2011047089
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ill.
Label
Gravity's engines : how bubble-blowing black holes rule galaxies, stars, and life in the cosmos, Caleb Scharf
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
BK0010311280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 252 p.
Isbn
9780374114121
Lccn
2011047089
Other physical details
ill.

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