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Black Holes
Author: Katherine Blundell

ISBN: 9780199602667
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 10 December 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.4 x 0.7
Description:
Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. ThisVery Short Introduction, addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, and what would happen if you came too close to one.

Professor Katherine Blundell looks at the seemingly paradoxical, mysterious, and intriguing phenomena of black holes. Outlining their nature and characteristics, both those resulting from the spectacular collapse of heavy stars, and the giant black holes found at the centres of galaxies, she separates scientific fact from science fiction, and demonstrates the important role they play in the cosmos.

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