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Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, Levin,  Janna
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Janna Levin

Paperback $22.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Science - Published: 3/Apr/2017 - ISBN: 9780099569589

In 1916 Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves: miniscule ripples in the very fabric of spacetime generated by unfathomably powerful events. If such vibrations could somehow be recorded, we could observe our universe for the first time through sound: the hissing of the Big Bang, the whale-like tunes of collapsing stars, the low tones of merging galaxies, the drumbeat of two black holes collapsing into one. In 2016 a team of hundreds of scientists at work on a billion-dollar experiment made history when they announced the first ever detection of a gravitational wave, confirming Einstein's prediction. Levin tells that story.

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