Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen JacksonMysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen Jackson

Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes

byEllen JacksonPhotographerNic Bishop

Paperback | August 1, 2011

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Travel to the corners of the universe with Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop as they&nbspfollow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii.&nbsp 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.&nbsp
Ellen Jackson is the author of Looking for Life in the Universe, as well as many other books for young readers. She lives in California. Nic Bishop is an award-winning author and photographer whose most recent work includes Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, written by Sy Montgomery. He lives in&n...
Title:Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black HolesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.23 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547519923

ISBN - 13:9780547519920


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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"