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The Resource Gravitational waves : how Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe, Brian Clegg

Gravitational waves : how Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe, Brian Clegg

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Gravitational waves : how Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe
Title
Gravitational waves
Title remainder
how Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Brian Clegg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On 14 September 2015, after 50 years of searching, gravitational waves were detected for the first time and astronomy changed for ever. Until then, investigation of the universe had depended on electromagnetic radiation: visible light, radio, X-rays and the rest. But gravitational waves- ripples in the fabric of space and time- are unrelenting, passing through barriers that stop light dead. At the two 2.5 mile long LIGO observatories in the US, scientists developed incredibly sensitive detectors, capable of spotting a movement 100 times smaller than the nucleus of an atom. In 2015 they spotted the ripples produced by two black holes spiralling into each other, setting spacetime quivering. This was the first time black holes had ever been directly detected- and it promises far more for the future of astronomy. Brian Clegg presents a compelling story of human technical endeavour and a new, powerful path to understand the workings of the universe."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
YDX
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Clegg, Brian
Dewey number
530.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC179
LC item number
.C54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Hot science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gravitational waves
  • Universe
Label
Gravitational waves : how Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe, Brian Clegg
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
14 September 2015 -- What is a wave? -- Einstein's baby -- The gravitational challenge -- Dance of the neutron stars -- Magic mirrors -- False hopes -- The great wave -- Looking to the future
Control code
ocn999641224
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiv, 162 pages
Isbn
9781785783203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781785783203
  • (OCoLC)999641224
Label
Gravitational waves : how Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe, Brian Clegg
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
14 September 2015 -- What is a wave? -- Einstein's baby -- The gravitational challenge -- Dance of the neutron stars -- Magic mirrors -- False hopes -- The great wave -- Looking to the future
Control code
ocn999641224
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiv, 162 pages
Isbn
9781785783203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781785783203
  • (OCoLC)999641224

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