The Mysterious Universe Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen Jackson, Nic Bishop
  

Synopsis

The Mysterious Universe Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen Jackson, Nic Bishop

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.

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[This] handsomely designed volume displays the joys of being fascinated by one's work. 6/1-615/2008 Booklist, ALA Thoughtful design adds to the pleasure of this splendid invitation to explore darker corners of the universe. 5/1/08 Kirkus Reviews, Starred [A] sense of adventure that readers will feel as they join a team of researchers on science's biggest frontier. School Library Journal

About the Author

Ellen Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty fiction and nonfiction books for children. Like her father, an amateur astronomer, Ellen has been interested in planets, stars, and galaxies since she was a child. She remembers family star parties, at which neighbors were invited to gaze through her father's telescope at an eclipse of the moon or other astronomical objects.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Ellen Jackson, Nic Bishop
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Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Publication date

8th August 2011

ISBN

9780547519920


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