Book cover of Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes by Chris Impey
Astronomy & Space Science

Einstein’s Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes

The astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe.

Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Which came first, the galaxy or its central black hole? What happens if you travel into one―instant death or something weirder? […Learn More]