Black Holes: What Have We Learned? [NOOK Book]

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Since the earliest days of astronomy, since the time of Galileo, astronomers have shared a single goal — to see more, see farther, see deeper. Hubble's discoveries have transformed the way scientists look at the universe. Its ability to show the universe in unprecedented detail has turned astronomical conjectures into concrete certainties. Hubble has gifted us with more than scientific facts: it has shown us the stunning art portrayed on a massive scale across our heavens. From the spectacular shapes, colors and ...
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Overview

Since the earliest days of astronomy, since the time of Galileo, astronomers have shared a single goal — to see more, see farther, see deeper. Hubble's discoveries have transformed the way scientists look at the universe. Its ability to show the universe in unprecedented detail has turned astronomical conjectures into concrete certainties. Hubble has gifted us with more than scientific facts: it has shown us the stunning art portrayed on a massive scale across our heavens. From the spectacular shapes, colors and images of Nebula to the dazzling variety of galaxies and the strange anomalies scattered throughout the heavens, Hubble has captured images that inspire our imaginations.
This is a collection of the Hubble Space Telescopes most significant and inspiring discoveries regarding the creation and significance of black holes with commentary explaining their importance. The book begins with an essay on the history and significance of the Hubble Telescope and then continues with an extensive description of the science and theory behind black holes. The magnificent, full color images are best viewed on a color e-book platform. Over 60 photos and illustrations.
Partial contents includes:
Introduction
Black Holes
Hubble Space Telescope Probes a Galaxy with an Active Nucleus
Galactic Black Hole with Optical Jet
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Probes the Compact Nucleus of Galaxy M87
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Resolves a Dark "x" Across the Nucleus of M51
NASA's Hubble Telescope Observes Most Distant Galaxy
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Discovers a Disk Fueling a Possible Black Hole
Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 5728: A Lighthouse Beacon From the Core of an Active Galaxy
Hubble Confirms Existence of Massive Black Hole at Heart of Active Galaxy
Hubble Finds a New Black Hole - and Unexpected New Mysteries
Hubble Opens Doorway to Systematic Search for Black Holes
Massive Black Holes Dwell in Most Galaxies, According to Hubble Census
Hubble Records a Black Hole's Signature
Fireworks Near a Black Hole in the Core of Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4151
Hubble Finds a Bare Black Hole Pouring Out Light
Hubble Provides Multiple Views of How to Feed a Black Hole
Hubble Uncovers Dust Disk around a Massive Black Hole
Very Long Baseline Array Reveals Formation Region of Giant Cosmic Jet Near a Black Hole
Lone Black Holes Discovered Adrift in the Galaxy
Feasting Black Hole Blows Bubbles
Black Holes Shed Light on Galaxy Formation
Black Hole-Powered Jet of Electrons and Sub-Atomic Particles Streams From Center of Galaxy M87
'Death Spiral' Around a Black Hole Yields Tantalizing Evidence of an Event Horizon
Ancient Black Hole Speeds Through Sun's Galactic Neighborhood, Devouring Companion Star
Hubble Discovers Black Holes in Unexpected Places
Fast-Flying Black Hole Yields Clues to Supernova Origin
New Hubble Study Reveals How Black Holes Get Their Kicks
Spitzer Leads NASA's Great Observatories to Uncover Black Holes, Other Hidden Objects in the Distant Universe
Black Hole in Search of a Home
Hubble Finds Mysterious Disk of Blue Stars Around Black Hole
Even Low-Mass Galaxies Can Harbor Supermassive Black Holes
NASA's Hubble Spots a Relic from a Shredded Galaxy
Black Hole Caught Red-handed in a Stellar Homicide
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014930291
  • Publisher: Cia Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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