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Modern physics has shown us the immense power of black holes superstrong gravitational fields. The force of gravity warps space and time, crushing stars and perhaps galaxies too, until they fall in on themselves to form a black hole. Igor Novikov, a distinguished astrophysicist and skilled writer, explains the cosmic importance of black holes. He accounts for the physical environment of a black hole, explains how astronomers search for them, and places them in the context of the expanding universe.
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Formed by the force of gravity, warping space and time, crushing stars and perhaps galaxies, black holes represent the most condensed state of matter in the universe. Their properties and significance are explored by a scientist hailed as "Russia's answer to Stephen Hawking."From the Back Cover:
In this popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes, the author explores the properties and significance of these mysterious phenomena, which represent the most condensed state of matter in the Universe.
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