Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable
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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
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First edition.
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xxvii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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2 copies. Additional copies on order.
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523.8875 Fle
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523.8875 Fle
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English
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9780062312020, 0062312022

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-242) and index.
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Traces the efforts of an elite scientific team who tested Einstein's theory of relativity during a historic mission to photograph a black hole, addressing key questions about time, space, and the nature of the universe.
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"[This book] follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein's theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality. Photographing a black hole sounds impossible, a contradiction in terms. But Shep Doeleman and a global coalition of scientists are on the cusp of doing just that. With exclusive access to the team, journalist Seth Fletcher spent five years following Shep and an extraordinary cast of characters as they assembled the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide network of radio telescopes created to study black holes. He witnessed the team's struggles, setbacks, and breakthroughs, and, along the way, Fletcher explored the latest thinking on the most profound questions about black holes: Do they represent a limit to our ability to understand reality? Or will they reveal the clues that lead to the long-sought theory of everything? Fletcher transforms astrophysics into something exciting, accessible, and immediate, taking us on an incredible adventure to better understand the complexity of our galaxy, the boundaries of human perception and knowledge, and how the messy endeavor of science really works. Weaving a compelling narrative account of human ingenuity with excursions into cutting-edge science, Einstein's Shadow is a tale of great minds on a mission to change the way we understand our universe--and our place in it."--Jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fletcher, S. (2018). Einstein's shadow: a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable. First edition. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fletcher, Seth, 1979-. 2018. Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fletcher, Seth, 1979-, Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Fletcher, Seth. Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable. First edition. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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