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Movies from the Edge of Spacetime


To the Edge with Einstein

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Schwarzschild Wormhole


Single, Non-rotating, Distorted Black Hole

Low Amplitude Disturbance: color mapping

Low Amplitude Disturbance: gravitational waves

Low Amplitude Disturbance: close-up with "height mapping"

Low Amplitude Disturbance: timeline and apparent horizon

High Amplitude Disturbance: gravitational waves

High Amplitude Disturbance: close-up with "height mapping"

High Amplitude Disturbance: timeline and apparent horizon


Head-on Collision of Two Non-Rotating Black Holes

Gravitational wave pattern

Close up of "Photon Torpedoes"

Merging worldlines or "Pair of Pants"


Back to Basics...in 3-D

Single, non-rotating black hole


Spacetime Splashes in 3D

Catching the Wave in Einstein's Equations


3-D Colliding Black Holes

Horizon and Gravitational wave evolution

The Event Horizon: merging, growing

Photon Torpedoes in 3-D


A Black Hole Bends Light

Lightbender Movie No.1

Lightbender Movie No.2

Lightbender Movie No.3

Lightbender Movie No.4


Cosmic Clockwork

Neutron Stars collide head-on

Journey to the Center of M87

Galactic Cataclysm

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