Photon Paths around a Black Hole

This artist’s impression depicts the paths of photons in the vicinity of a black hole. The gravitational bending and capture of light by the event horizon is the cause of the shadow captured by the Event Horizon Telescope.

Credit:

Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF

About the Image

Id:eso1907n
Type:Artwork
Release date:10 April 2019, 15:07
Related releases:eso1907
Size:1920 x 1080 px

About the Object

Name:Black hole
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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