Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | January 10, 2016

byKatherine Blundell

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Black holes are a source of wide fascination. In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Blundell addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterised and discovered, to what happens if you get too close to one. Explaining how black holes formand grow across cosmic time, as well as how many there are in the Universe, she also considers how black holes interact with matter - by stealing material that belongs to other stars, and how black holes give rise to quasars and other spectacular, yet exotic phenomena in outer space.

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Black holes are a source of wide fascination. In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Blundell addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterised and discovered, to what happens if you get too close to one. Explaining how black holes formand grow across cosmic time, as well as how m...

Katherine Blundell is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Her research interests include extreme energy phenomena in the Universe, including black holes, astrophysical jets, relativistic plasmas, and active galaxies. She has published extensively on these matters w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:January 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. What is a black hole?2. Characterising black holes3. Black holes discovered4. Falling into a black hole...5. How are black holes formed?6. Growing bigger and smaller7. Black holes don't just suckReferences and further reading