Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ellen Jackson

Narrated By: Brian Keeler

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: January 2012

Duration: 1 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

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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