Empire of the Stars: Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes

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In August 1930, on a boat trip from Bombay to England, the young Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that certain stars could end their lives by collapsing indefinitely to a point -- to nowhere. This idea brought Chandra into conflict with Sir Arthur Eddington, the grand old man of British astrophysics, who publicly ridiculed the idea. EMPIRE OF THE STARS will tease out the major implications of this infamous event, setting it against the backdrop of the turbulent growth of astrophysics and providing a ...

Empire Of The Stars: Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes 2010, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349123608

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Empire of the Stars: Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes 2007, Little, Brown Young Readers

ISBN-13: 9780349116273

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Empire of the Stars: Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes 2005, Little, Brown & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316725552

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