• Light in the Darkness

  • Black Holes, the Universe, and Us
  • By: Heino Falcke
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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On April 10, 2019, award-winning astrophysicist Heino Falcke presented the first image ever captured of a black hole at an international press conference - a turning point in astronomy that Science magazine called the scientific breakthrough of the year. That photo was captured with the unthinkable commitment of an intercontinental team of astronomers who transformed the world into a global telescope. While this image achieved Falcke’s goal in making a black hole “visible” for the first time, he recognizes that the photo itself asks more questions for humanity than it answers. 

Light in the Darkness takes us on Falcke’s extraordinary journey to the darkest corners of the universe. From the first humans looking up at the night sky to modern astrophysics, from the study of black holes to the still-unsolved mysteries of the universe, Falcke asks, in even the greatest triumphs of science, is there room for doubts, faith, and a God? A plea for curiosity and humility, Light in the Darkness sees one of the great minds shaping the world today as he ponders the big, pressing questions that present themselves when we look up at the stars.

©2021 Heino Falcke (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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One of the best astronomy book with latest details

I read many astronomy books previously. But this book is very good in its own, There are many reasons I like this book. Few of them are, The introduction in the beginning of the book where the author explains all the objects in universe. Not all are new, but good to remember before the expedition starts. Explanations about how the astronomical observations are conducted. Minute details about the places the author travelled for different observations, people he worked with and about the food he got etc. The details about the after math of release of the black hole image release.

I specially like last chapter where the author questions about the creation of universe, what's in the north of north pole etc. Which I also have same question. May be I'm not the same religion as the author, So God can change. But the question and belief remain same. This audio book includes a glossary which is welcome addition.

Overall, I loved the book and planning to hear again soon...

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