Gravity is the dominant force in our universe. In Gravity's Fatal Attraction, two renowned astrophysicists explore gravity where it is infinitely strong: in black holes. These mind-boggling structures can have a mass up to billions of times that of our sun, but remain detectable only by the evidence of a powerful gravitational force swallowing everything in its vicinity.
Gravity's Fatal Attraction describes how these massive, invisible objects were found and what their existence implies for the evolution of our universe. Updated to include the latest discoveries, and featuring superb illustrations and photographs, this account of black holes and the associated phenomena of quasars and cosmic jets reveals the workings of our strange and amazing universe.
Winner of the 1996 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy
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Richly illustrated in colour, this book is suitable for introductory undergraduate courses, amateur astronomers, and all readers interested in astronomy and physics. It shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses current understanding of their role in cosmic evolution. This second edition covers new discoveries made in the past decade.About the Author:
Mitchell Begelman is Professor of Astrophysics and Chairman of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Martin Rees is Royal Society Professor at Cambridge University; he also holds the title of Astronomer Royal. He is also the author of Before the Beginning.
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