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Imaging and imagining black holes
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Author:  BetaDraconis [ Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Imaging and imagining black holes ... ack-holes/

Until several years ago, most cinematic and artistic depictions of black holes — including many in the pages of Nature — failed to match the known facts. A black hole (the remnant of a runaway gravitational collapse) often looked like a space whirlpool, or perhaps a simple black sphere representing the event horizon — the surface that constitutes a point of no return for anything that falls inside. This would be pictured either against a background of stars, or surrounded by an ‘accretion disk’.

Things, they have changed...

Author:  doctorcos [ Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Imaging and imagining black holes

But what exactly is a black hole? This is a very serious topic. I found no better person to turn to than this clown: ... ORM=VDQVAP

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