Back to Home

Blackholes2 Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Blackholes II | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
RE: Debatable Issue?

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Jim on September 28, 2000 21:09:10 UTC

Einstein showed that gravity is the same thing as curved space. Light is affected by gravity simply because it is moving in a straight line through curved space. Space is so severely curved within the event horizon of a black hole, that there are no out-going pathways for light to take.

Overall, light is energy. But it has properties of both an energy wave and a particle (matter), depending on how you measure it. But a photon has zero rest mass.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2020 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins