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Mysterious Universe

Mysterious Universe

Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes

by Ellen Jackson
Hardback
Publication Date: 05/05/2008
  $24.95
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.
ISBN:
9780618563258
9780618563258
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-05-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
60
Dimensions (mm):
229x279x3mm
Weight:
0.54kg
Ellen Jackson

Ellen Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty-five fiction and nonfiction books for children, including The Mysterious Universe (a Golden Kite honor book) and Earth Mother (which garnered three starred reviews).

She lives with her husband and dog in Santa Barbara, California.

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