I know it's a weird concept for a website to have a Bibliography, Works Cited, and Footnotes. This follows naturally from how this site started as a project for an astronomy class. Citation is always important, even for webpages. The Bibliography contains the books and websites I used as general background material. Works Cited contains specific webpages to which I link for particular objects or information, for instance like articles about specific binaries or supermassive black holes. Footnotes are direct quotes or clarifications to which I refer throughout the site, and they probably won't make sense if you only read them here.
Kaufmann, William J. III; The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity; Little, Brown and Company, Boston
Harrison, Edward R.; Cosmology: the Science of the Universe; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Ferris, Timothy; The Whole Shebang: a State-of-the-Universe(s) Report; Simon and Schuster, New York
Mook, Delo E., Vargish, Thomas; Inside Relativity; Princeton University Press, Princeton
Begelman, Mitchell, Rees, Martin; Gravity's Fatal Attraction; HAW, New York
Einstein, Albert; Relativity; Three Rivers Press, New York
MyNASA Electromagnetic Spectrum
Blundell & Bowler 2004: "Symmetry in the Changing Jets of SS 433 and Its True Distance from Us" (more readable version)
Gierlinski et al. (1999) "Accretion Disk in CYG X-1 in the Soft State", Figure 9
NASA: Chandra X-ray telescope: Cyg X-1
Corbel & Fender (2002) "Near-Infrared Synchrotron Emission from the Compact Jet of GX 339-4", Figure 2
NRAO: Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope: Astronomers Get Closest Look Yet At Milky Way's Mysterious Core
NASA: Very Large Array radio telescope: A Monster in the Middle
NASA: Chandra X-ray telescope: Peering Into the Heart of Darkness
NASA: Chandra X-ray telescope: Sagittarius A*: Milky Way Monster Stars in Cosmic Reality Show
Gillessen et al. (2009): "Monitoring Stellar Orbits Around the Massive Black Hole in the Galactic Center" (more readable article ESO0846: "Unprecedented 16-Year Long Study Tracks Stars Orbiting Milky Way Black Hole", also a 5 minute video)
STScI-1997-28: "Hubble finds a bare black hole pouring out light"
STScI-2000-20: "A Cosmic Searchlight"
NASA: Chandra and Hubble: 'Death Star' Galaxy Black Hole Fires at Neighboring Galaxy
STScI-1995-47: "Massive Black Holes Dwell in Most Galaxies, According to Hubble Census"
NRAO: Radio galaxy 3C 353
STScI-2003-03: Hubble Probes the Heart of a Nearby Quasar
Footnotes1: page 287 of The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"Indeed, only those primordial black holes with masses greater than a few billion tons (1015 grams) could have survived up to the present time. Therefore, if scientists ever find primordial black holes in space, they would be at least as massive as a typical asteroid yet probably no bigger than an atom. These very tiny objects would be recognized because they emit incredible amounts of energy, probably in the form of very "hard" gamma rays."2: page 286 of The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"The total amount of energy released during the final second of evaporation is equivalent to a billion megaton hydrogen bombs!"3: Page 285 of The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"Consequently, these quantum-mechanical effects discovered by Hawking are totally unimportant in massive black holes..4: page 156 of The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"In 1975 a team of scientists from Berkeley and Houston announced that they had discovered a magnetic monopole in one of their experiments."5: page 159 of (I really enjoyed this book) The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"This condition violates the famous "law of cosmic censorship" proposed by Roger Penrose. This idea states that "Thou shalt not have naked singularities!"6: page 181 of The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"In 1974, Kip S. Thorne published realistic calculations involving black holes. He showed that, under reasonable circumstances, a black hole would be expected to be rotating at the special or canonical value of a = 99.8% M. This is very rapid indeed."7: page 141 The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"In order to appreciate more fully the nature of the Kruskal-Szekeres geometry, it is instructive to slice up the Kruskal-Szekeres diagram along spacelike sheets. These sheets will provide embedding diagrams of the warping of space around a black hole. This technique of slicing space-time[sic] along spacelike hypersurfaces was employed earlier..."8: page 197 of The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity:
"Figure 12-8 is simply a continuation of Figure 12-5 and is again based on calclulations by C. T. Cunningham. The important fact to notice from the paths of these light rays is that near the center of the black hole they are bent away from the singularity. Although gravity far from the center of a Kerr black hole is attractive and pulls things inward, near the singularity gravity is repulsive and tries to push things out!"