What would you see if you went right up to a black hole?
Above is a
computer generated image highlighting how strange things would look.
The black hole
has such strong gravity that light is noticeably bent towards it -
causing some very unusual
Every star in the normal frame has at least two bright
one on each side of the
black hole, you can see the whole sky - light from
every direction is bent
and comes back to you.
The original background map was taken from the
infrared sky survey, with stars from the
are thought to be the densest state of matter, and there is
for their presence in
stellar binary systems and the centers of
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