Relativity visualized
Destination Black Hole

Destination Black Hole

Ute Kraus, November 11, 2005

A journey nearly down to the horizon of a black hole - a computer simulation renders the trip possible and shows what we should see from there.


This is the translated online version of the article Ute Kraus: Reiseziel: Schwarzes Loch - Visualisierungen zur Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie , Sterne und Weltraum, November 2005, S. 46-50.

More: Step by step into a black hole is a different presentation of the same computer simulation. More simulations that illustrate relativistic light deflection can be found in the contributions Four-dimensional ray tracing in a curved spacetime, The "Real" Einstein Ring, and Röntgenpulsare (in German). In the Interactive Black Hole Simulation you can "play" with light deflection by varying the position and the mass of the black hole. For more examples of how fast moving observers see the world, see Visual observations in high speed flight and the references therein.

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Authors: Ute Kraus, Date: November 11, 2005
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