Mini-Quiz: Black Holes
by Ron Kurtus (revised 15 April 2009)
Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.
If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Astronomy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.
Observe things around you
Resources and references
Black Holes Frequently-Asked-Questions by Ted Bunn - thorough explanation of Black Holes from the University of California-Berkeley
Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars by Robert Nemiroff - explanations and MPEG movies showing how things look from NASA (most computers can show these short animations)
Black Holes and Beyond - a more complex explanation of Black Holes from the University of Illinois
Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity by Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing (2000) $37.33 - top ranked book on the subject
Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne, Frederick Seitz and Stephen Hawking, W.W. Norton & Company (1995) $18.95 - popular book, including views of Hawking
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