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What Does a Black Hole Look Like?
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What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Charles D. Bailyn

Abstract

Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for the existence of black holes, employing the same tools and techniques used to explore other celestial objects. This book goes behind the theory and physics of black holes to describe how astronomers are observing these enigmatic objects and developing a remarkably detailed picture of what they look like and how they interact with their surroundings. Accessible to undergraduates and others with some k ... More

Keywords: Hawking radiation, supermassive black holes, astronomy, star, galaxy, gravitational waves, wormholes, scientific study

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691148823
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles D. Bailyn, author
Yale University