Einstein's Shadow

A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable
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Product Number: Z100133067
Released: Oct 09, 2018
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ISBN: #9780062865427
Narrator/s: Sean Pratt
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Einstein's Shadow 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 virtual radio observatory the size of the Earth. He witnessed their struggles, setbacks, and breakthroughs, and along the way, he 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 human 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. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Author(s): Seth Fletcher
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 09, 2018

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Author(s): Seth Fletcher
Narrator(s): Sean Pratt
Genre: Science
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Released: Oct 09, 2018
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Author(s): Seth Fletcher
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Released: Oct 09, 2018
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