The mysterious universe: supernovae, dark energy, and black holes

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Houghton Mifflin Books,
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2008.
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English
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The universe is rapidly expanding. Of that much scientists are certain. But how fast? And with what implications regarding the fate of the universe?Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will 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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title_display The mysterious universe : supernovae, dark energy, and black holes
title_full The mysterious universe : supernovae, dark energy, and black holes / text by Ellen Jackson ; photographs and illustrations by Nic Bishop
title_short The mysterious universe :
title_sub supernovae, dark energy, and black holes