Washington D.C, Gatra.com – Looking directly, Black Hole is quite as the name suggests, the only visible color is black. However, it turns out that if you see a black hole from the side, it will look more bent.
A new simulation made exceptionally by scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) may find this effect. With a ring of material that swirls around the edges of the Black Hole, it seems that bending is not possible to bend simultaneously above, below and around the hole.
As reported LiveScienceThis double hump silhouette is a light trick created by the unexpectedly strong gravitational pull typical of a Black Hole. This power can be so strong that it simultaneously attracts light from different parts around the Black Hole in different directions.
"These simulations and movies really help us imagine what Einstein meant when he said gravity distorts the tissue of time and space," said Jeremy Schnittman, a researcher at GSFC, quoted by Livescience.
Schnittman's simulation (which he eventually destroyed on a dozen different GIFs) showed a circle of gas, dust and other things sucked into the Black Hole, also known as the hole's accretion disk. In the simulation, the disc changes appearance depending on the place that is beneficial to the viewer.
The disk viewed from a bird's eye view looked like a vortex of orange flames swirling around a circle of darkness. The closer the material reaches the center of the hole, the faster it rotates, heats up and accelerates to the speed of light just beyond the event horizon – a "point of no return" at which no objects or light can come out.
Meanwhile, looking at one side of the disk, the gravity of the hole quickly changes our view. While the proximal side of the disk passes as expected before the Black Hole, the other side bends into two humps of the mirror image.
The light from the top of the disk end bends over the black hole, while the light from the bottom of the disk bends below the hole. The result is a photo that resembles Saturn's fiery silhouette more than the image of the black hole we imagined.
But quickly changing the camera angle, the accretion plate returns to the expected flat vortex. It's just a reminder that the Black Hole is amazing, no matter how you look at it.
Reporter: Ear of Julistian
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