Can light orbit a black hole?


Can light orbit a black hole?

Black Holes:

No force in the known universe can compare with that of a black hole, the remnants of a supermassive star that collapsed upon itself. Scientists have only recently identified and mapped black holes in our galaxy.

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Yes, light can hypothetically orbit around a black hole if it passes the black hole's Schwarzschild radius, the "point of no return" where...

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Black Holes: the Event Horizon and Schwarzschild Radius


Chapter 16 / Lesson 18

Learn about the Schwarzschild radius as it pertains to black holes. Topics include the event horizon of a black hole and how Einstein used the Schwarzschild metric.

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