How to go into a black hole without leaving home?

Despite the fact that black holes are shown in many science fiction films, astrophysicists still do not know what they look like in reality. It seems that ignorance is partly passed time - researchers from the Netherlands conducted a complex calculations and released a video in which a black hole, you can examine in detail the inside of a virtual reality. The project was implemented within the framework of European Union-funded program BlackHoleCam to study black holes.

How to go into a black hole without leaving home?

The researchers gave people the opportunity to go inside the black hole called Sagittarius A *, which is located in the middle of the Milky Way. On the basis of known data about it have been calculated path of the light rays, which distort the surrounding space.

On the image example below, the researchers have shown how to start to look the picture of the universe through the eyes of a man who falls into a black hole. In the first part of the show is not distorted space: red and green color indicates that the person sees the front and yellow and blue - that behind. In the second part shows that the black hole increases the angle of view - to see what is behind the person does not even need to turn his head. If a person does not fall into the hole, as opposed to its attraction, the viewing angle on the contrary, is greatly reduced.

How to go into a black hole without leaving home?

On the basis of these data, the researchers created a fascinating video that looks like a black hole through the eyes of the drawn object to them. In the case of this video is pulled into the hole of the object itself is the spectator. In the interval from 0:40 to 1:41 object approaches black hole - it shadow vidneyuscheysya middle, gradually closes the hot gas flows. Next, the audience is as close to a dense accretion disk, so virtually nothing is happening before his eyes. At the end of the "journey" of the person makes the black hole one of the polar jet stream.

How to go into a black hole without leaving home?

One of the authors of the study Eino Falke admitted that they imagined a black hole a little bit different. Researchers have identified two results of their work. Firstly, detailed viewing gave them a lot of information that will help understand the fundamental laws of physics. Secondly, the panoramic video allowed to talk about black holes a broad audience in the most interesting manner.

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