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RE: What Does A Blackhole Look Like?

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Posted by Jim on October 17, 2000 21:03:11 UTC

Like Rich and Am@gdon McH said, you can`t directly see a black hole because no light can leave it. It would seem like a hole in space. The background immediately surrounding it may appear warped though. Many black holes have accretion disks around them (stuff whirling around the black hole as it falls in). This would be visible. The disk is accelerated to such high velocities that the particles are super-heated & emit large perpendicular jets of energy.

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