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

Photon Paths around a Black Hole

10 April, 2019 / Read time: 1 minute

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 | Download image in HD

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