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The Mysterious Universe

The Mysterious Universe

Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes

by Nic Bishop and Ellen Jackson
Age range: 10 to 12 years old Publication Date: 08/08/2011
  $12.99
Travel to the corners of the universe with Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop as they follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii. There they 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:
9780547519920
9780547519920
Category:
Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
10 to 12 years old
Publication Date:
08-08-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
64
Dimensions (mm):
279x229x5mm
Weight:
0.29kg
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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