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    Black Holes
    The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2018
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-1568-1
    Lexile Level: 1090
    SRC Reading Level: TBD
    Pages: 120
    Trim Size: 6 x 9
    Dewey: 523.8/875
    Reading Grade Level: 8
    Interest Grade Level: 8-12
    Ages: 13-18
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    DESCRIPTION Sara Latta
    In 2015 two powerful telescopes detected something physicists had been seeking for more than one hundred years—gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This announcement thrilled the scientific community. Since the eighteenth century, astronomers have predicted the existence of massive, invisible stars whose gravity would not let anything—even light—escape. In the twenty-first century, sophisticated technologies are bringing us closer to seeing black holes in action. Meet the scientists who first thought of black holes hundreds of years ago, and learn about contemporary astrophysicists whose work is radically shaping how we understand black holes, our universe, and how it originated.

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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    Book Features
    Author Biography, Bibliography, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Primary Source Quotations, Source Notes, Websites
    About the Author
    Sara Latta has a master's in immunology and an MFA in creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.saralatta.com.
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    School Library Journal
    "Students curious about black holes will be well served by the clear and thorough explanations provided."—School Library Journal
    Booklist
    "Latta offers a cogent explanation of complicated physics concepts, but it’s her enthusiasm for the subject matter that makes this really shine. . . . Aspiring scientists will be captivated and perhaps inspired to pursue careers in the field."—Booklist