instagram video by NASA September 29, 2019

NASA posted this video on 9/29/19, 5:40 PM, 1333739 people liked it and 9623 left a comment. Used 6 hashtags, such as NASA , BlackHoles , Mesmerizing .

Visualize a mind-bending black hole!😱⁣ ⁣ The gravity of a black hole is so intense, it distorts its surroundings like a carnival mirror. ⁣ ⁣ Seen nearly edgewise in this visualization, the turbulent disk of gas churning around a black hole takes on a crazy double-humped appearance. The black hole’s extreme gravity alters the paths of light coming from different parts of the disk, producing the warped image. The black hole’s extreme gravitational field redirects and distorts light coming from different parts of the disk, but exactly what we see depends on our viewing angle. The greatest distortion occurs when viewing the system nearly edgewise.⁣ ⁣ Simulations like this one help us visualize what Einstein meant when he said that gravity warps the fabric of space and time.⁣ ⁣ Credit: @NASAGoddard/Jeremy Schnittman⁣ ⁣ #nasa #blackholes #mesmerizing #gravity #space ⁣ #visualization

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