Would you just look at this!!!!! Such exciting news. Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am. First of all, this is a seal of approval from a group of talented people who know books, live for books, and want to to put great books in front of young readers. And this tale in particular has so much to offer. Just imagine asking the biggest questions you can think of like what does a black hole actually look like? Oh, and we don’t have the technology available to answer that question… so how do we invent it? OH, and that’s probably going to cost millions of dollars… where and how do we find that money? These are just some of the enormous questions that scientists and researchers grappled with. This quest took the team to the ends of the Earth and back again… all to show us an unbelievable corner of our cosmos. This book is the result of two years of research and extensive interviews with scientists, researchers, and support teams.
And I did not set out to write a book that is inaccessible and aloof. I want all of us to follow this story, those of us who live and breathe all things outer space and those of us who are brand new to the topic. Because, in a way, this discovery belongs to every single person on Earth. I know the scientists involved feel that way and I couldn’t agree more! Plus, the events and people involved make for a pretty thrilling story.
Oh, friends, I know you are going to be as blown away reading about this breakthrough as I was writing about it! Thank you for taking this journey with me.
More to come!